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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2015, 10:47:11 PM »
Hey Sarge, How do you typically do this road trip? single destination back and forth and how long does it take you one way?

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Sam

When we were working we did it much like Steve N Dee.  Now that we are retired we take a much more leisurely pace. Like on this trip, we are staying about a week in most places and taking time to see more local sights.  If fact, I have a blog that I am doing here on the forum where I document the travels:  http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,83325.0.html

We are fitting the 2016 YNP rally in on our way to Maine and the Maratimes next year.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2015, 01:48:51 AM »
When we were working we did it much like Steve N Dee.  Now that we are retired we take a much more leisurely pace. Like on this trip, we are staying about a week in most places and taking time to see more local sights. We are fitting the 2016 YNP rally in on our way to Maine and the Maratimes next year.
That's right, rub it in Marty!! :D Gary, about eight years ago, Cyndi Jo, the kids and I went to Yellowstone in our last motorhome.. Stayed at Fishing Brige and had a blast. When Kim started talking about this rally, we looked at each other and said, "Let's go." I promised myself I wouldn't accept any jobs for a couple of weeks around the rally dates. Now... if the weather will just cooperate.

Stephan... meeting new folks is a lot of what these rallys are all about. We've been forum members for five years but, due to our work schedules, we've only had time to attend a couple rallies ourselves. You can hang out with everyone, do your own thing or a combo of both. We hope you can make it!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2015, 12:11:14 AM »
Kim, we would like to join the group, count us in. We have stayed at Grizzley several times, love it. We need a space in the back by the dog run or the guys will mutiny. They think those are their chipmunks in the woods, friends only, not lunch.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #63 on: July 06, 2015, 08:03:36 AM »
Susan,

Thanks for sending in your information. Look forward to having you with us!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2015, 08:22:39 AM »
Kim,

If we are working again next year at Yellowstone we would be happy to provide any information we might have available. I can tell you, visitation to the park is up 24% over last year! There have been many Bison, Elk, Bear, and Bear jams. :-) Fortunately, you will avoid much of that by coming in May. I'm happy to see you provided some information on the wildlife. Too many people think Yellowstone is full of tame animals. We have had two Bison attacks here at Old Faithful this year.

With 2.2 million acres, it takes time to fully enjoy Yellowstone.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #65 on: July 23, 2015, 08:32:12 AM »
Today's factoid: 13 states and 2 foreign countries are represented by the current list of attendees, with a large sprinkle of folks new to both the rally and Yellowstone experience...it will be a great mix of people who will have a great time!

Time flies when you are on RV time!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2015, 01:20:59 PM »
Just a FYI, Grizzly RV Park allowed me to make reservations for May 15-22, 2016 today.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2015, 01:51:51 PM »
I'd be careful about making your own reservations because of the rally rates and placement in the park. That will create some real confusion with Grizzly that we are trying to avoid from rallies past and to suit the park's request.

We have a block of sites that will be reserved to us. It is not necessary to pre-register yet because of the block of sites.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2015, 02:08:22 PM »
I'd be careful about making your own reservations because of the rally rates and placement in the park. That will create some real confusion with Grizzly that we are trying to avoid from rallies past and to suit the park's request.

We have a block of sites that will be reserved to us. It is not necessary to pre-register yet because of the block of sites.

It is not that I was trying to get ahead of the curve, I had to cancel some reservations, and after talking with her supervisor they allowed me to change my reservations to the rally dates, knowing that I am with the rally.  By moving the reservation dates instead of cancelling saved me the cancellation fee.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #69 on: August 07, 2015, 02:18:30 PM »
It is not that I was trying to get ahead of the curve, I had to cancel some reservations, and after talking with her supervisor they allowed me to change my reservations to the rally dates, knowing that I am with the rally.  By moving the reservation dates instead of cancelling saved me the cancellation fee.

Cancel some reservations John?????  I hope it wasn't for next month you were cancelling.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #70 on: August 07, 2015, 03:03:00 PM »
Cancel some reservations John?????  I hope it wasn't for next month you were cancelling.

Mike.

As much as I hate to say it...yes. The family business is rocking right now and Susan can't take off to go to Yellowstone. I have been looking forward to going and seeing you guys.

You are going to St. George in October...right? Even though Susan won't be going to St. George either, I will most definitely be there, God willing.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #71 on: August 07, 2015, 03:42:14 PM »
As much as I hate to say it...yes. The family business is rocking right now and Susan can't take off to go to Yellowstone. I have been looking forward to going and seeing you guys.

You are going to St. George in October...right? Even though Susan won't be going to St. George either, I will most definitely be there, God willing.

John

Yes, we will be at the St. George FMCA rally in October.

Hope to see you there.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #72 on: August 07, 2015, 05:44:31 PM »
I just pulled into Grizzly yesterday.  Great weather right now!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #73 on: September 05, 2015, 08:56:11 PM »
Keep us posted, we'd like to come!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #74 on: September 27, 2015, 12:32:58 PM »
We currently have 26 prospective Frally folks on the list (see here) and we are a good eight months away. It's a great mix of very experienced and long time Forum folks and plenty of new suspects.

At the moment, I have a block of 40 sites spoken for and we can add more. I suspect there be the usual number of folks who planned well, but life happened, and others who did not get excited until the last minute. We'll attempt to accommodate all comers.


If you have not spoken up, read the FAQ, and let me know as soon as you get past the 50/50 stage.

Because of the way Grizzly handles rallies, it is very likely we will gather the money prior to or at your arrival and pay in one fell swoop. If you have any kind of problem with that method, as opposed to ringing up in the office, please private message or email me and I will be glad to address your concerns.


As any of you who spend any time in YNP know, the month of May can be a mixed weather bag and we'll talk more about that as the time gets closer, but this is a rain, snow, or shine event.


Stay tuned!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally Last Two Weeks of May 2016
« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2015, 09:02:16 PM »
FAQ's for the rally are being updated in a separate topic here, and we can keep the conversations on this thread!

Kim


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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2015, 09:21:53 PM »
Gary,

Not sure why not ... I just clicked that link in your post and got right to them...

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2015, 07:34:33 AM »
I found them too -- the third post in that thread.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #78 on: October 16, 2015, 10:00:41 PM »
Hi Kim,

I sent you the form from the FAQ about three weeks ago and never heard from you?  I would like to go to Yellowstone :)

Please let me know what else I need to do.

Thanks!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #79 on: October 17, 2015, 10:01:36 AM »
Kim,

I did get your email on 10/6 so if you sent one earlier, I did not get it, but you are on the list. I went on vacation that day and do not carry a laptop when I go, so apologies!

Sorry for the confusion!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #80 on: December 13, 2015, 03:00:45 PM »
Hello Kim, please confirm you have received my request to be added to the Yellowstone group.  I have sent several emails and completed the form. Maybe doing something wrong. HELP!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2015, 04:18:16 PM »
Hello pgray,  I am sure Kim will get back to you.

DH (Dear Husband) and I are really looking forward to the rally and are starting to make plans for our journey to and from the event.   
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2015, 05:00:13 PM »
What email address was used and when was it sent?
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #83 on: December 13, 2015, 05:47:52 PM »
Somehow I never saw this thread.  Have now.  I won't have my rig at the rally, but will be close by as I work at Old Faithful.  Jim & Pat Dick work with us, so the 4 of us will be available for whatever we can help out with.

One consideration for May, many of the visitor centers wiil not yet be open, Memorial Day weekend is when most open.  Old Faithful, Canyon and Mammoth will be.  Some roads may not yet be open, some years Craigs Pass, from Old Faithful to Grant and the lake road was not open.  Other times it has been open, but it gets closed due to weather.  Dunraven Pass may also still be closed, this pass often does not open until Memorial Day weekend.

Feel free to contact me or the Dicks (speaking for them), for information. 

Best part of this time of year is that the critters are being born.  You will see the baby bison playing tag and following moms.  You will see the early lambs, and many other species.  This lasts from end of April to sometime in June.


Know that no matter the weather or the open or closed roads, you will see some of the most amazing scenery around our wonderful world.

 
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #84 on: December 13, 2015, 06:45:41 PM »
Well, Bill!

Your value to the rally would be immeasurable! We'll stay in touch...

Regardless of what is open and what is not, we will all have a Yellowstone good time! We have a nice crowd of first timers and a good crowd of repeat offenders so it should be a great experience for all.

All of our trips to the park have been in this time period and we have never been disappointed.

All we have to do now is wait and see what El Nino decides and how much snow we will have to shovel out of Grizzly!

See you sooner than you think!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #85 on: December 13, 2015, 06:52:40 PM »
Well there is about 1-1 1/2 ft outside right now, still coming down with fresh stuff.  We shall see what is left, e are here for the next 93 days or so.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2015, 09:57:35 PM »
Hello Kim, this is Patty Gray and my email is pgray52246@aol.com.  My husband and I would like to join the the Yellowstone group in May 2016.  Has there been any updates lately regarding this trip? Let me know if there is another tread that I should be following.  Appreciate your help. 
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #87 on: December 14, 2015, 12:19:27 AM »
Well, Bill!

Your value to the rally would be immeasurable! We'll stay in touch...

Regardless of what is open and what is not, we will all have a Yellowstone good time! We have a nice crowd of first timers and a good crowd of repeat offenders so it should be a great experience for all.

All of our trips to the park have been in this time period and we have never been disappointed.

All we have to do now is wait and see what El Nino decides and how much snow we will have to shovel out of Grizzly!

See you sooner than you think!

Kim

Yes Bill,

Any suggestions you might have to help orient and guide us toward activities at the Park would be deeply appreciated.  One question we have been discussing... if we want to hire some "guides" to see some of the back country, especially via horseback, how do we proceed?  Probably need reservations way ahead of time?  But where to start?  Google?  We've been to YNP several times over the years but never really got past the major tourist areas, yet, as you said, there are millions of acres and probably ways to see more.  A few "day trips" would be ideal... but other options could work.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #88 on: December 15, 2015, 08:59:47 AM »
I don't think there would be any horseback riding, still snow out there in the back country.  There are several outfitters around, I'll try to find some links. 
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« Reply #89 on: December 19, 2015, 10:12:38 AM »
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