Grand Teton NP - equipment review

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  1. SquarePeg

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    oh boy! Stay safe Nancy. Crossing my fingers that they get this under co trail or find an effective treatment or vaccine. Still planning on going but only if there have been significant improvements in the state of things. Not sure I’d be willing to get on a plane anytime soon.,.


     
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    He will be maintence so we don't think he will have too much public face to face. We have masks and shields!!
     
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    We have stayed at the Grey Wolf Inn twice-2017 and 2019. West Yellowstone has plenty of places for groceries, gas, and restaurants. There is a bit of a drive to get into the park, but it runs along a river which may give you some misty morning shots. I don’t know about night photography. Most people say not to drive at night because of the wildlife on the roads. If you do just drive slow. You will like the places you have mentioned. One thing about Grand Prismatic-if you go too early it is so enshrouded in mist you will not see the colors. But in September you won’t need to worry about crowds. Definitely see it from below and above. They built a walkway so it can be seen from above. On the other hand, I love the early morning because the geysers are so misty. Just seeing the bison grazing with mist rising up around them is mystical. Have a great time!
     
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    There is a forum- forums.yellowstone.net that has a lot of photographers on it. It is not as full of information as it used to be since it crashed during my 2017 trip, but might be useful. I’m sure there are still people lurking and seem to be helpful.
     
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    Well, sadly I have officially canceled my trip. I was able to get a full credit to be used on a future trip. Hopefully GTNP and YNP in 2021!
     
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    So sorry.....
    Next year....
     
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    Think of it as more time to plan. Yeah, not the same I guess. I'm sorry to hear you had to cancel.
     
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    Thanks. I was getting too stressed out about flying (with layovers would have had a mask on for 10+ straight hours each way) and also sharing the touring vehicle with up to 10 others each day was a no go for me.

    I’m hoping to spend a few days on the Cape in September instead then head up to Acadia for foliage in October.
     
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    That's a bummer - but not unexpected, at least. Full refunds make it easier to deal with, too.

    All the extra time with layovers, plus sharing a touring vehicle, would have given me pause as well. "Change dates, not plans," is my motto. I had terrific plans that were supposed to start next week that aren't happening. Next year, hopefully.
     
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    So sorry to hear this.
    Actually, I hear Yellowstone and other Western parks are inundated. People aren't flying in, they're renting RVs and driving in (and the parks are short-staffed).
     
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    yes, I joined a couple of Yellowstone hiking Facebook groups and have been monitoring what’s going on and it seems like with almost all the in the park camping areas closed a lot of people are dispersed camping and it’s quite the **** show - literally.
     

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