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Old 08-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #29
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And right you are as well! We're going to take a slow drift down the Blue Ridge Parkway next week. No particular destination, just get up into the cooler hills and enjoy the ride.

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:57 PM   #30
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The older we get the more we enjoy "Slow Drifts" . Our trip out west was taken in five easy segments of 400 or so miles per day. We arrived refreshed and rested. Ditto for the trip home. We may even do smaller segments in the future now that we experienced how nice this worked out for us. It's nice to be retired and able to do that. When we were younger with more energy and less time we rushed around and came home to rest.
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Thanks, Dick and Annie, for your words of wisdom. I think we'll also throw in a snow scraper! My brother and sister-in-law were just out there in Yellowstone visiting their daughter (our niece), who is a park ranger in Yellowstone. The morning they were leaving to fly home, there was ice all over their car and they had no scraper. Yikes! I think we'll be packing everything from soup to nuts in the way of clothing - even some gloves - and I'll make sure we have two full propane tanks before we get out there. We have reservations at Fishing Bridge RV Park, since it's near where my niece is living. We'll be at Colter Bay RV Park in Grand Teton NP as soon as we leave Yellowstone. We're going to attempt to get up to the Beartooth Highway on one of our Yellowstone days. (We've been to Yellowstone before.) Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes!

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #32
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Colter Bay RV was good for us and had a good grocery store, gift shop, laundry and shower which some of our party used. Since two different management companies run the two parks we felt Teton was run better than Yellowstone when it came to conveniences. Just our opinion. Fishing Bridge looked good to us; however, we stayed in Grants this trip. Have a great trip and send a note now and again to let us all know how it's going. Warm regards, Dick and Annie
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Great report. I can add that the temps are dropping, we just left Colter Bay a couple of nights ago, it was 31 degrees one morning. The full hookup side of the camp was full every night.

5 bars of 3G ATT available at the Jackson Lodge and Willow overlook. 5 bars of Edge in Colter Bay with a Wilson Amp but things acted wierd, I could received everything but could only send text messages with no attachments.

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We are also heading west in our 21 ft 1993 Sovereign on Sept 11. This will be our first long trip in our AS. We're spending a couple of nights in Highline State Park on the western slope of the Rockies before heading to Jackson Hole and on to Yellowstone. Thanks for the information about being prepared for cooler weather at this time of year. I just bought a Flip Video camera for the trip so I can post videos for friends and relatives. We also can't wait.
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Hey, HiHo, sure enjoyed reading your blog and looking at those gorgeous pics! Hope we're as lucky as you've been in seeing the sights. Loved the Ball of Twine! Who knew?
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:36 PM   #36
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I loved reading your report. This is my stomping grounds - lived in Bozeman MT and Colorado for 8 years and I love the Rockies. I am amazed that you saw 7 grizz and wolves. That is quite rare so enjoy it! (and be safe!)

Glad you enjoyed your visit. The Beartooths are spectacular, aren't they?

Thanks for sharing your experience. Made me want to hitch up my AS and head out to the park!

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Should any of you plan on doing some fly fishing while out in or near the parks, we found a honey hole of a stream out of Bozeman, MT...The Haylite below Haylite Resevoir. It was loaded with the darkest wild "Bows" that were beautiful. We could have caught hundreds in half a day if we wanted. Brookies were abundant as well.
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Over in The Beartooth we found Rock Creek held abundant Brookies and Bows. Fish the "Moosie" looking flats. This photo is from a small island that held Bookies on one side and just upstream less than fifty yards were the Bows. Quite a spot.
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Should any of you plan on doing some fly fishing while out in or near the parks, we found a honey hole of a stream out of Bozeman, MT...The Haylite below Haylite Resevoir. It was loaded with the darkest wild "Bows" that were beautiful. We could have caught hundreds in half a day if we wanted. Brookies were abundant as well.
Yes - this is a great stream. It is on the South side of town and is off 19th ave toward Hyalite Reservoir. By the way, you can sight fish for giant cutthroats at the inlet to Hyalite reservoir if you drive up there and the water level is low enough. Very fun. Also a couple of nice camping sites along the way that are national forest campgrounds.

Also not far from the Gallatin river where A River Runs Through It was filmed.

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Average sized Rock Creek "Brookie" up off The Beartooth. Fun on a three weight!
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What type of rod is your 3 weight? I see that you've got a Sage reel.

Nice fish!

Rock Creek outside of Philipsburgh MT is also fantastic - not too far Bozeman and very cute little old mining town.

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Howdy Sandy,

The entire outfit is Sage and it's one of my favorites purchased at Dan Bailey's in Livingston, Montana twelve years ago. The three weight is just perfect for the small streams be it in Montana or here in the Appalachians. I'd love to be back up there for the Brownies later this month.

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