First Family Adventure to Yellowstone

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#1
Start: 6/25 @ 12 noon
End: 7/04 @ 10 pm
Trip Distance: 2610 miles, she drove 50 (yes fifty) of them.

Amazing is such an understatement. Armed with a week of unpaid vacation, a spotting scope, binoculars for each of the ladies, a tent trailer and Yellowstone on our mind we were off for our adventure.

This was not a fishing trip, but I did get to wet a line a bit. Two brief outings. The Gibbon River in a meadow, popular with the bison, where gentle S curves make foam line fishing in the outside cuves Mumbles proof.

View attachment 42523

View attachment 42524

There was flora that impressed all around. If you don't like it live, there is plenty of dead evidence of flora past.

View attachment 42525

View attachment 42526

There was fauna just about everywhere. We saw: Bison, Elk, Wolves, Moose, Fox, Badger, White tail deer, Black Tail deer, Pronghorn, Marmot, Ground Squirrel, Sandhill Cranes, Pelicans, tons of other birds, insects and small creatures.

View attachment 42528

View attachment 42529

View attachment 42530

Whoops, those are two legged creatures, here are some of the other stars of Yellowstone.

View attachment 42533

View attachment 42532

View attachment 42531

View attachment 42527

View attachment 42534

View attachment 42535

And of course despite all the flora, fauna and family, Mother Nature does her best to steal the show.

View attachment 42541

View attachment 42540

View attachment 42539

View attachment 42538

View attachment 42537

View attachment 42536

Just a few of my 500+ photos on my tiny piece of crap point and shoot with 3x zoom. Both girls have better point and shoots than mine, and Jill's small body sony camera kicks the crap out of mine too. Views through the spotting scope make me yearn for a nice, but talentless hack cheap camera that will get me out there for better photos. Everyone took 3-5 times the number of photos that I took...my excuse? I was busy driving!

More to follow when I'm not dead tired from the long and awesome trip followed by an immediate return to work. Man can not live on unpaid vacation pay alone!
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#2
Nice - a brown and a bow, now you just need to go back for your cutty to get the slam. Looking forward to installment #2
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#3
Yellowstone is a great place for a family vacation, sounds like that rings true with the Mumble's as well. Great pics Ed!
 

Mike Ediger

Active Member
#4
Ed, you are truly an inspiration for all bald guys with two daughters who formerly drove Pathfinders.
Looks like you had a great trip!
 

scottybs

Active Member
#6
Mumbles,

I hope you and the family didn't get chased by any Bison like I did when I was a kid throwing line on the Madison!!!
 
#7
Nice report Mumbles. Looks like you and the fam had a great trip. I love spending time in Yellowstone, so much to see and fish!
 

Dehlan G

Active Member
#10
The great thing about Yellowstone is that even when the big fatty trouts aren't biting, you can still catch plenty of dumb (opportunistic) but beautiful lil guys. Nice trip report