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Icy skis

The last 2 days of travel were a test of endurance and attitude. The blizzard was pretty easy to tow through, save for the deep snow. Most of the time the fur ruff on the parka kept the driving snow out, ...

Into the blizzard

Your browser does not support the video tag Oh the weather outside is frightful. But the fire inside is so delightful. Lame excuse – when the snow is driving like this it’s difficult if not ...

Wolf bait

Apparently a wolf followed me much of the distance from West thumb to Old Faithful on the 24th. I had heard him and his pack howling behind me hours before I arrived in Old Faithful. At one point I Heard one ...

Back at west thumb

It’s a little snowy outside but not too bad! ...

Merry Christmas

This is the end of the road at Old Faithful. There is not enough snow to continue on to Madison. Back over the mountain the continental divide onward to west thumb. Hopefully it does not take me as long to ...

Snow lodge

Made old faithful in the ultimate 18 mile slog over a mountain. Hearing wolves in the morning then getting closer at my back tonite was priceless if not scary. The reported grizzly around here is much more ...

The west thumb hut

The warm part of west thumb hut! ...

Forging on

I spent the entire day at West Thumb recouping and looking around. Fingers are quite bloody from the cracks which is no fun. That is defintely one thing I got to solve otherwise I’m Gonna be toast. I& ...

In west thumb

Having a good and educational time in Yellowstone. Had my first equipment loss – the precious cereal bowl. It seconded as the scoop for making water. I didn’t pack the bowl in its usual place in a ...

Into the snow

Ah yes. You forget what cold is when living in Carlsbad. You get to Wyoming and get a blast of fresh mountain cold air. Doing a sled and ski test tomorrow before striking out. ...

Preparing rations

In order to ensure that I have enough calories for a trip, everything is weighed out. I ding want to drag a 300lb sled on half rations. That’s a great way to be miserable. ...

Smoothing out the towing

After training for several months for an expedition to Yellowstone, I’ve been searching  around for how others have changed the shock of dragging a tire or a sled.  As the rope pulls taught, the lower ...