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Author Topic: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016  (Read 39242 times)

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This is an early announcement for those who might consider participating, but a Forum Rally (Frally, if you will) is forming for May, 2016 to explore all things Yellowstone.

Because Yellowstone requires a bit of planning for most folks, we want to get people thinking about whether it fits on their calendar.

We are currently negotiating rates and space at Yellowstone Grizzly in West Yellowstone, which is a great park and venue just outside the west gate of YNP. It provides great amenities and convenience to the local area as well as the park.

A distinct possibility is to keep the rally open for a two week span to accommodate travel at that time of the year which can be interesting and to slip in front of the typical summer season and crowds just a bit. A lot of folks try to hit the park too fast and do not realize the extreme size of the place so possibly the extra time will benefit those who need or want it. Also, some may want to blow in and then blow down the road and this accommodates that notion as well.

This is also a special invitation to those here who have never participated in a rally or Forum rally and/or who have never been to Yellowstone. We'd like to have as many newcomers as possible and insure everyone gets everything they want from the Yellowstone experience.

Christi and I have had two months stints in the Yellowstone area twice in the last four years and hope we can transfer some of that excitement to others. It is truly one of the more amazing destination parks in the country, if not the world.

Be sure to click the Notify button to stay tuned!

I hope you will consider joining us!

See some FAQ's here...

Kim and Christi
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2015, 05:57:09 AM »
Sounds interesting, we'll be watching for updates.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 07:36:37 AM »
We're on the Notify list now.  Not sure where we will be in May 2016, but if we're close to a
good party, we tend to show up. . . .
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 07:36:49 AM »
Sounds interesting, Kim.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 08:46:57 AM »
Sounds interesting. Haven't been in 5 years and would love to go again. We will keep watching for updates.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 10:16:13 AM »
Will be another mark off of our bucket list.  Looking forward to it! 
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 04:39:10 PM »
Looking forward to your future posts.  We have to look into elevations to see if our Durango is up to the trip.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 12:19:14 AM »
I put us on the notify list even though I have no idea at this time of our plans.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 09:35:26 AM »
Jim,

We were counting on you to be the local color man!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 10:30:02 AM »
sounds like it would be fun ... but headed that way in 10 days

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2015, 09:32:44 PM »
Kim:
  Couldn't work out better for me!  My first 2 weeks off in 2016 is May 14 to May 29.  Sounds like these might be the dates you are considering?  We'd be all over that one!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 09:38:16 PM »
Steve & Dee,

Sounds great! Trying to close in the dates and rates this week with Grizzly - stay tuned!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2015, 06:42:44 AM »
I will be watching as well.  We have hit Yellowstone every July for the past 7+ years but last year we joined Don & MaryAnn @ Grizzly in September and loved the fall colors, cooler weather and less crowds, plus Don & MaryAnn were very fun to hang with.  We liked fall so much that we have a week booked @ Grizzly for this September again. ;D

I will keep an eye on this thread where it is only about a 5-hour drive for us we may be able to juggle things around.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2015, 11:38:25 AM »
We're booked for Grizzly this September as well, but we are down for another trip in the spring...seeing the fall colors followed by the spring birth sounds awesome to me.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2015, 09:09:33 AM »
When I used to fly with the Confederate Air Force (Commemorative now), there was always a big pilot, crew, and airshow staff safety meeting before each show.

You can expect something similar when you get to Grizzly because of stuff like this!  8)

You would hope it would not be needed, but ....

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 11:35:48 AM »
    The last and only time we visited Yellowstone was June 2012, see attached, so bring your woolies if you are going to be there in May.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 11:57:53 AM »
LOL.  Kind of looks like the day we pulled into Bryce Canyon last May!  Good times.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2015, 11:59:07 AM »
Ed,

What's a little snow to a Canadian? It's Yellowstone, for crying out loud - it forms its own weather!  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 03:35:10 PM »
   Kim, both Yellowstone and Halifax are at the same 44.6 degrees latitude, and I can assure you that although it is often cool and foggy in the spring, we haven't had a 4 to 6 inch snowfall in June.   :o  Heck, in 2010 we saw snow going over the Sierras in California in early June.
   Besides, not wanting to be cold , wet and clearing snow is what moved us to get a place in Florida where it has been north of 80 for almost 2 months.

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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2015, 12:16:33 PM »
    The last and only time we visited Yellowstone was June 2012, see attached, so bring your woolies if you are going to be there in May.

Ed

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2015, 12:32:46 PM »
Yellowstone presents some unique weather challenges as natives of the area, like Jim Godward, will attest.

While you won't need snowshoes in the summer, you won't be up on Beartooth Pass in flip flops, either. There are some elevations in the park and it's just smart to bring the kind of clothing that lends itself to layering and rapid changes in the weather in the park.

There are no shortages of YNP sweatshirts in the gift shops! :)

Kim

p.s. this picture was on May 19, 2011 right after they opened one of the north loops in the park.
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2015, 10:37:46 AM »
Yellowstone presents some unique weather challenges as natives of the area, like Jim Godward, will attest.

While you won't need snowshoes in the summer, you won't be up on Beartooth Pass in flip flops, either. There are some elevations in the park and it's just smart to bring the kind of clothing that lends itself to layering and rapid changes in the weather in the park.

There are no shortages of YNP sweatshirts in the gift shops! :)

Kim

p.s. this picture was on May 19, 2011 right after they opened one of the north loops in the park.

Wow.  I didn't realize how short you were Kim. ;D

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2015, 12:28:13 PM »
There will be a lot of dark nights between now and then, Mr. Zuech, and you will not know where I am...be very afraid! :o
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2015, 08:48:17 PM »
We have never been to Yellowstone and our goal is to be there summer 2016. We are still exploring some workamping opportunities. We will be coming from Florida and it will be our longest trip yet!!! We have been up and down the east coast the past three years and are excited to head west!!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2015, 09:15:03 PM »
We are in!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2015, 07:52:37 AM »
Sounds like a great rally.  Been to Yellowstone 4 times.  Would love to make it 5. 

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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2015, 08:36:34 AM »
    Jim, there are some must sees on the way between Florida and Yellowstone, we did it in 2012 when we attended the Moab Rally, which just blew us away.  We did Mesa Verde and Hovensweep on the way to Moab, and that too just blew us away.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2015, 08:50:54 AM »
Jim and Lee Ann, so you are a maybe??  ;)

Jaaybird, you're pretty clear!

Gary, you KNOW you want to!!

Hope to be able to nail the numbers by next week. Grizzly just opened up full swing last week and they are swamped. I know everyone needs hard numbers so stay tuned!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2015, 04:26:05 PM »
Ahhhh the memories...........
This was the last time we took a trip to Zion,Bryce and Yellowstone.

Christine on our FIRST day, stepped off the tour bus that parked too far away from the curb, and fell face long into a wooden fence.
 Treated at little clinic at Zion then transferred to hospital at St. George
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 12:29:17 PM »
Kim, We are most certainly a maybe!!! ;D

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