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"Official" Yellowstone G2G Thread / June 3-4

Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4.

INFORMATION AND LINKS

Official meeting place, and lodging for Saturday night:
West Yellowstone.
Friday and Sunday nights are optional and up to the participants.

Lodging Information:
West Yellowstone Lodging:
http://www.westyellowstonenet.com/lodging/lodging.php
We've stayed at several different motels there,
so we know what's good, and what's NOT so good.

West Yellowstone Attractions:
http://www.westyellowstonenet.com/attractions/attractions.php

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.westyellowstonechamber.com

West Yellowstone Interactive Map:
http://www.westyellowstonenet.com/maps/maps.php

Yellowstone Nat Park Information:
General Info / Main Page:
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planvisit/index.htm

Entrance Fees:
http://www.nps.gov/yell/pphtml/fees.html
(We always opt for the Annual National Parks Pass good for all the Nat Parks for a year,
since we usually get up to Glacier a few times as well)

Interactive Park Map:
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planvisit/orientation/index.htm
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DISCUSSION AND IDEAS

1) Schedule.
Meet/greet on Saturday and get rooms.
(The IMAX has a great parking lot to use as a common meeting point.)
There's an Imax, Museum, and a Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Center right in West Y.
if anyone wants to take in those attractions.
Do we want to take a quick trip into the park? (It's never "quick")
How about getting everyone together for dinner?
Sunday would be the mega fOCUS cruise through Yellowstone?

2) Arrival Routes.
It was discussed earlier that folks coming from the East and South could meet up in Sheridan, WY on Friday night.
Leave early Saturday and take the scenic route into the north entrance of Yellowstone, then converge with everyone else in West Y.
Discussion link...>>>Clicky

For the north and west folks, we're kind of wide open at this point.
We could meet/stay in Idaho Falls, ID on Friday night, then carravan up HWY 20 and into West Y.

3) What's everyone want to see in the Park?
We've been to most spots, so I could put together a nice route to get the most out of a day of cruising.


Let's get some ideas!
What's your thoughts?

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RANDOM THOUGHTS

My wife and I will most likely take Friday and Monday off, to make this into a mini-vacation.
That means we'd stay in West Y for both Saturday and Sunday nights,
and Friday in Idaho Falls if there's some WA, ID folks heading out.
Haven't made reservations yet, but more than likely, we'll get a room at the Kelly Inn or the Gray Wolf Inn and Suites in West Y.

NOTE
There is NO SPEEDING allowed in the Park!!
Sheriffs and Park Rangers are rather abundant.
Don't even think about exceeding the posted 45mph limit.
Thank you.
 

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Where'd everyone go? [:(]
I'd like to get the motel reservations made.
Preferably somewhere that works for all involved so we can stay together. [;)]
 

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focusedaddiction said:
Silly question , but does anyone know if there is a local cruise scene on the weekends there?
LOL!!! A cruise scene in West Yellowstone??
Surely you must be jesting??!!
I do believe that we will be the cruise scene. [;)]

Janet's checking the rates.
More than likely, we'll be staying at the Kelly Inn.
I believe goinloco1 already has a room there??
 

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Kelly Inn is a great place.
Nice pool and hot tub, and rather substantial rooms for the price.
(nothing's cheap anymore in that town)

There's also good parking, and the Inn sits on the edge of town closer to the Park Entrance and visitor amenities/attractions.
All within walking distance.

If you haven't been on that Sheridan to Cooke City route, you're missing out!
We'll wait for the Northwest folks to chime in, before we decide which route we'll take into the park.

Cruise scene in West Yellowstone...I'm still laughing!!! [rofl]
No disrespect intended....
 

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I'm starting an "Atendees List" to keep track.
Lemme get this straight....
Chris = 92 Vette
Scott = 04 WRX-STI

^^^Did I get that right?

Your car's too loud for Mom? LOL!!
Let's see, the Vette isn't that quiet either.
I'm guessing she's riding with Scott then. [;)]
 

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^^^ [sleeping] ^^^

This is all I have confirmed at the moment:
Driver....................Passenger/s...........Car
WD40.......................(1-wife)................SVT - 04
focusedaddiction........(0).......................ZX3 - 03
^^^Bro-Chris............(0).......................Corvette - 92
^^^Bro-Scott...........(1-Mom)................WRX-STI - 04
goinloco1..................(A few?)................SVT - 02

Dagnamit!
Anyone know how to get columns in a thread???
 

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goinloco1 said:
also bring 2 way radios if you have them, cell coverage is about non existant in the mountains.
Glad you brought that up.
I think Old Faithful (immediate vicinity) is about the only place in the Park that cell phones will have coverage.
Radios will be a must. I'll bring both of mine.
 

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For those that are definitely joining in the G2G.

Please PM me:
1) Your real name
2) Home Number and Cell Number (if you have one)
3) Passenger/s name/s
So I can update my G2G spreadsheet.

Thanks!
 

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Bump...
Still need the info listed in the above post from you folks. [;)]

We've only got 6 cars confirmed so far? [:(]

focusedaddiction:
Was "Magic" in the 03 SVT from Great Falls going to join us???!!!
 

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^^^Cool!
I'll be bringing the video and the digicam for the trip.
Will probably leave the 35mm at home though, as I'm sure there'll be plenty of digitals there with more than my measly 2.0mp.

Do you have firewire capability on your laptop?
(IEEE input)

Oh, and don't forget that 3D Studio Max. [;)]
 

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Well, seeing that there's noone coming from the northwest (WA, OR, ID)....
We made reservations at the Days Inn in Sheridan for Friday night.
Sooooooo, we'll have ourselves a nice little caravan to run down Hwy14 and 14A through Wyoming. [:D]

Here's the latest attendees list:
1) WD40 - 04 SVT
2) focusedaddiction - 03 ZX3
3) focusedaddiction's brother - 92 Corvette
4) focusedaddiction's other brother - 04 WRX-STI
5) goinloco1 - 02 SVT
6) Shady R - 03 SVT
7) _Celldweller - 02 ZTS
8) dingaling - 05 Envoy

Don't forget FRS radios if you got em, and cell phones.
Though, cell phones only work around Old Faithful and that's about it.
 

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^^^Don't cancel out yet!
I believe ShadyR and _Celldweller are sharing a room.
I'm sure they wouldn't mind splitting the room 3 ways rather than 2. [;)]
But...I'll let them speak for themselves.
Lemme see if I can get a hold of one of em...
 

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goinloco1 said:
looks like ill be going solo due to some unforseen circumstances
Well shoot. [:(]
Janet was really looking forward to having a couple "gals" to talk to.
Shady R's wife is coming isn't she? (Trish Trishia?)
Hey...why the need to trailer the car then if you're driving solo now?[;)]
focusedaddiction said:
I'll prob. follow WD40 down.
Not quite sure when we're leaving, but we want to be there at a half-way decent time to see a bit of Sheridan.
I'd think leaving around 10 would get us there at 4 or a little sooner.
It's 367 miles from Helena.
Are you still at that temporary phone number?
 

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I'll give ya a call this evening...
I'm about outta here...finally.
Think I'll go wash the car. [:D]

I also got something new. [thumb]
A beer (or other appropriate libation) to the first person that notices.
And, no, it's not something I've posted on FF yet.

Oh, don't know if you know about this, but if you need to cancel your room in West Y if you and goinloco1 are going to share,
get it done sooner rather than later.
Most motels need to be notified within a certain period of time, or they'll charge you.
 

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Ah nuts...the "6" would have been fun to have along!

Note:
I'll be locking this thread down in a few, and starting a new one to post pics in.
 
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