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The Unofficial “West Gate” to Yellowstone National Park

What’s the best gate into Yellowstone National Park? I like the north one at Gardiner, and the quote on it from Teddy Roosevelt is inspiring, but my favorite is an unofficial natural one.

Drive into the park from West Yellowstone and continue on the road for about eight miles. It’s mostly flat, but then you’ll come around a corner and see these two mountains ahead of you. The roads winds around the bend and as you enter these mountains, with your pulse quickening, you gain entry to explore and view geysers, hot pools, bison, wolves and elk, in an area unlike any other in the world.

This is how it looked yesterday evening – you can use your mouse to zoom in and out on this panorama or scroll back and forth, and the bottom right button launches it in full-screen mode.

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Snowshoeing In Spring (Virtual Tour)

Great snowshoeing trip yesterday on the Refuge Point Snowshoe Trail. We didn’t quite get half way into the trail when the blue skies you see in the panorama disappeared and dark, stormy clouds started moving in.

There was at least a foot of snow already on the ground and in some places more. Even in the sunny weather we were having trouble spotting the blue trail markers, so decided to turn around and backtracked to the trail head.

I took the panorama about 20 minutes before the snow clouds moved in. Weather changes quickly in the mountains and you always want to be prepared.

More information about this trail is here.

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Interactive Panorama: Madison River Sunset

Here’s a shot of last night’s sunset over the Madison River. I was driving home from shooting pictures around the Big Sky area when I noticed it was going to be a wonderful sunset. The problem? I was at least 10 minutes away from a spot to stop. That was an agonizing 10 minutes!

Hit the “full screen” button on the bottom right for an big view, or just drag your mouse around the picture, and use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

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