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Date: 09/12 thru 09/17, area Yellowstone, Bechler area, recommemded, camp sites, looking at 9F1,9F2, 9U1, THUR 9U5. WHAT YA THINK, WALT
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ted weave...
What roads and the applicable time of day where the sun is most favorable for photos at tetons/Y-stone/bryce/mesa verde/arches/canyonlands?
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CGPalmer
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I do not know the roads, but sunrise and sunset is always the best times for colorful shots anywhere. Mid day the sun is brightest and colors will be lightest. The overlooks at Bryce face mostly east, so early morning and late afternoon is best. The Tetons are on the west side of Jackson Hole and the east side of Idaho, so sunrises again are going to be best  and sunsets.

But it can be cloudy any day so good pictures are mostly trail and error and given day of the day, A polarizer filter is good for making shots bluer and greener. You turn the filter to adjust the light. Experiment with one before going out to take your nat'l park shots.

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Mickey Fe...
Could you tell me what the weather and temperature is expected to be September 8 - 13 in Glacier Lake Park?
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The weather at Glacier National Park should be very nice in early September, but a bit chilly at night.  Highs are typically in the high 60's, and lows can be under 40 depending on where you are.  This link can help you plan for other times of the year as well.  (click here)

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bardandbi...
Could you please tell me what the weather is expected to be like in Yellowstone Park this September 15th to October 1st ?
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Kristine
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Plan for any kind of weather.  The weather in Yellowstone is best described as unpredictable.  The website below has the averages for park weather (keep in mind that the elevation in Yellowstone ranges from 5300 to over 8000 feet).

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/weather.htm

September is a wonderful time to visit Yellowstone, enjoy your visit.

Kristine

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Rich

As Kristine pointed out, it's hard to predict, but

At that time last year, most locations in the park had a few inches of snow. I'd plan for cold and snow, but have some lighter clothing with you as well, just in case it stays warm.

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Richard H...
How can I obtain a complimentary booklet from American Parks Network for Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP? If so, How do I order one?
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Click this link! 

The full-set of guides comes to you in a box for the cost of shipping and handling ($19.99).  Enjoy!

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Rich

If you stay at an in park resort managed by Xanterra (www.xanterra.com), such as the lodges or cabins within Yellowstone, the APN/"Oh Ranger!" guidebook is a free part of the guest services directory you'll find in your room or cabin. This isn't very helpful if you're planning a trip in advance, of course, so I highly recommened spending the $20 and ordering the whole set.


I assume this applies at all Xanterra managed properties, and possibly at the other parks whose services are managed by others (like Delaware North or Forever Resorts, etc), but I can't be 100% sure.

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Richard H...
Are there any complimentary booklets on Glacier NP, MT? If so, how do I order one? Thanks
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For a limited time, you can purchase the previous year's set of guides for $9.99.  Click here for more details.

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acreswick
Hows the wildlife viewing-bears,wolves,elk,and wildflowers in the last 2 weeks of july
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Wildlife viewing depends more upon location and time of day in July. The Lamar Valley area in the remote northeast corner of the park is the best place to see wildlife including bears and wolves. Because of the warm temperatures, the best time to view wildlife throughout the park is early morning and at dusk. Visitors in late July can still see wildflowers in bloom but the park's peak time for wildflowers occurs in spring during May and June.

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acreswick
In the last 2 weeks in july,will you be able to view bears,wolves,elk,also will wildflowers be in bloom
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Wildflowers, definitely. There's a ton of different colors to see in the park that time of year. Elk should be easy to spot around Mammoth Hot Springs. Bear and Wolves are elusive, but they're around, with a little luck and a good eye you could spot them. Or, if you're not lucky, there's the Bear and Wolf center in West Yellowstone where you can see them in a mini zoo type setting.

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john pari...
DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS AT NATIONAL PARKS
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camp site prices for senior

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Rich

Here's the deal on the Senior Pass & Discount card program, from the NPS website, the details are the same at most parks, including Yosemite:

This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

 

The pass is $10, and as noted above, must be purchased in person at a park entrance.  So, for $10 you get free admission to the parks for life, and a 50% discount on most services in the parks.

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Rich

As for prices at the Yosemite campgrounds:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/campground.htm

The prices vary slightly from campground to campground, that website has a detailed list.

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callen hu...
We'll be staying in West Yellowstone. Where/how is the best way to see wildlife in or around the park. I am taking a 9 year old boy.
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Rich

In West Yellowstone itself, you can't beat the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, one of the few places around the park where you are gauranteed to see bears and wolves, they are uncommon sights in the park unless you are lucky or persistent. It's reasonably affordable and right in town for convenient visiting on your schedule.

http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.com/

If you have your vehicle and want to drive the park, it can take from 2 to 3 hours, or the entire day depending on your route and how many stops you make. The biggest tip here is, if you see a bunch of fellow visitors stopped along the road, there's probably wildlife nearby to see. Just park safely out of the traffic lane and remember not to get too close to the animals. You will almost definitely see bison/bufallo on your drive, and if you get up to Mammoth Hot Springs at the north end of the park, you're certain to see elk or moose. Bears, wolves and other animals like bighorn sheep can be trickier to spot.

Since I work in the park and do my sightseeing from my car, I can't recommend specific bus or snowcoach tours, but there are a lot of them accessible from West Yellowstone. The benefit of a guided tour is that the guides are extremely knowledgable and know how to spot animals and point them out.
 

http://www.yellowstoneparknet.com/guides_tours/sightseeing_tours.php

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