WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

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WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby capnTelescope » Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:53 pm

Will announced (in last year's thread) WTW 2023, July 21-25.

This thread is about going to Yellowstone after WTW 2023. I did this last year, and picked up some great travel companions. There was more fun to be had with a group.

My thought is to have this as unstructured as WTW, other than picking a campground where we can get together at day's end.

I've got one guideline for seeing the Park: You can't stay just one night and expect to see much else than Old Faithful. Two night stays will make for a one very busy sightseeing day. I'm going for a third night this year.

So if you're interested, then reply to this thread, announce yourself and let's plan something.
I'll burn that bridge when I come to it.

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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby Jen123 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:03 pm

I'm in.

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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby Photophobic » Tue Dec 13, 2022 5:36 pm

I'm definitely interested, not sure how park access even works any more, I have a lifetime access pass but there are other things involved in just getting in now let alone getting a campsite.
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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby capnTelescope » Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:55 pm

June '22's washouts of the North and the Northeast entrances were repaired and reopened in October. . There will be road work in the park. They have 2 seasons, Winter and Road Repair.

Last summer, If you had the Old Farts Pass, admission to the park was free. 2022 had an odd/even license plate entry rule. Because Covid(?). But if you had campsite resers, it didn't apply. Gummint is involved, so by next July, who knows?

Let me recommend the Madison Campground. It's located about 14 miles east from the town of West Yellowstone and 16 miles north of Old Faithful. Its location near the east-west cutoff on the Grand Loop Road lets you easily divide the Park into 2 days of exploring without a lot of backtracking. North half one day, and South half the next. Or vice versa. The campground is more or less level, (some what less than more, more or less) with no steep slopes. No utility connections.

Some campsite sizes are already sold out or getting scarce, but I don't know how fast things are filling up. So don't wait too long to get your reservations.
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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby marymccartney5 » Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:03 pm

Brad, I made my reservations. Can't wait!
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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby wysedav » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:25 pm

depending where you are coming from or going to, this is a great free camping area at the NE side of the park. My son and I stayed there a couple of years ago, right on the river, pretty spot.

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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby capnTelescope » Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:35 am

marymccartney5 wrote:Brad, I made my reservations. Can't wait!

We missed you last year. :( Glad you're coming back to WTW, plus after-party. Time for one more :beer:

wysedav wrote:depending where you are coming from or going to, this is a great free camping area at the NE side of the park.

Thanks, wysedav. That looks like a really good spot for anyone coming/going through Billings or Cody. So far, I don't have anything planned after Yellowstone. Maybe...
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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby Jen123 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:35 am

Photophobic wrote:I'm definitely interested, not sure how park access even works any more, I have a lifetime access pass but there are other things involved in just getting in now let alone getting a campsite.
There are no extra things to get in. You have the pass and that's all you need. But, of course, also a camping reservation. Get that ASAP. I'm trying to remember if you live in Idaho or directly across the border in Washington.

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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby Jen123 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:36 am

Got my reservation. It was weird marking two adults. I'll be bringing a plus one.

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Re: WTW 2023 After Party at Yellowstone NP

Postby capnTelescope » Tue Jan 31, 2023 9:23 pm

Everyone that's going, please PM me with your reservation number at Madison CG, and Bill Hoy will make arrangements to get us in the same loop
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