2001 - A Loon Odyssey
May 2001 - June 2001

This is the Trip Report from our Spring 2001 trip to Yellowstone. We have decided to publish this pictorial odyssey in place of our normal trip report format.

The trip report unfolds on the individual pages, not on this index page. I hope you enjoy our trip as much as we did.

Friday, May 25, 2001

  Bozeman to Silver Gate -- Bighorn Sheep Ewes, Blue Grouse

Saturday, May 26, 2001

  Silver Gate to Petrified Forest -- Views of Valley, Petrified Trees

  Petrified Forest -- Views of Valley, Petrified Trees, Ground Squirrels

  Petrified Forest to Silver Gate -- Yellowstone Loons, Sunset, Silver Gate Campfire

Sunday, May 27, 2001

  Silver Gate to Firehole Lake Drive -- Black Bears, Pink Cone Geyser

  Firehole Lake Drive to Old Faithful-- Old Faithful Geyser, Kristine at Geyser Grill

  Upper Geyser Basin -- Lion Geyser, Beehive Geyser

  Old Faithful to Silver Gate -- Moose, Yellowstone Loons

Monday, May 28, 2001 - Memorial Day

  Silver Gate to Mammoth -- Gardiner Cemetary Cleanup, Loon Portrait, Loon Lunch

  Breaver Ponds Trail -- Beaver Ponds Trail Hike, Wildflowers

  Mammoth to Silver Gate -- Beaver Ponds Trail Hike, Wildflowers, Moose, Double Rainbow

Tuesday, May 29, 2001

  Silver Gate to Sylvan Pass -- Grizzly Bears

  Sylvan Pass to East Entrance -- Sylvan Pass Scenery, Grizzly Bears

  Sylvan Pass to Silver Gate -- Coyote, Beaver Lodge, Sunset

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

  Silver Gate to Sylvan Pass -- Yellowstone Lake, Grizzly Scat, Lake Complex, Sunset

Thursday, May 31, 2001

  Silver Gate to Paradise Valley -- Moose, Devils Slide, Views of Paradise Valley

Friday, June 1, 2001

  Silver Gate to West Thumb -- Barronette Peak, Elk, Bison Pelicans, Fishing Bridge

  West Thumb Geyser Basin -- Central Basin - Thumb Paint Pots to Big Cone

  West Thumb Geyser Basin -- Central Basin - Black Pool to Collapsing Pool

  West Thumb Geyser Basin -- Upper Basin - Painted Pools to Fumeroles

  West Thumb to Silver Gate -- Old Faithful Visitor Center, Bison, Elk, Sunset

Saturday, June 2, 2001

  Silver Gate to Icebox Canyon - Red Fox, Wolf, Icebox Canyon

  Icebox Canyon to Silver Gate -- Wildflowers, Black Bear on Deer kill

Sunday, June 3, 2001

  Silver Gate to Bozeman -- Views of mountains, Second Loon Lunch, Second Group Picture

Monday, June 4, 2001

  Bozeman -- Sunrise

  Return to the Home of the Yellowstone Wolf