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John Mowery
(Mow) - F

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Thorofare, Yellowstone NP on 03/20/2006 19:19:05 MST Print View

A friend of mine and I are hiking the Thorofare trail late this summer. Our route follows the Thorofare trail south out of the park, past Bridger Lake and up over Two Oceans Pass. Any suggestions?

William Wright
(FarStar)
Re: Thorofare, Yellowstone NP on 03/24/2006 01:46:32 MST Print View

Take flyrods.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Re: Re: Thorofare, Yellowstone NP on 03/24/2006 07:28:15 MST Print View

Take HEADNETS.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
Thorofare, Yellowstone NP on 04/14/2006 20:59:38 MDT Print View

I've spent a lot of time in there. The area is pretty cool, lotsa wildlife and it's a real-deal wilderness environment.

Headnets - yes, but by that time of year (late july) things are calming down a bit. The most horrendous mosquitos i've ever seen in the lower 48 were around there. THe mountain passes are much less of a bug "hell" than along the river.

Also - the park service requires you camp in designated camp sites. Now, that said - "stealth" camping where you need to would be really easy around there. It can be really hard to plan on where you're gunna end up when hiking a long trip.

Now, I'm not giving any advice here (y'know, the leagal thing) BUT, get a permit, make your best guess as to a campsite and have that written on the piece of paper. If you don't actually camp at the exact site they want you in - (MAYBE) you'll be asked by a ranger (MAYBE) you saw grizzly tracks near the campsite and (MAYBE) you chose not to camp there and (maybe) thats what you can tell the backcountry ranger, who is most probably really nice and won't even ask.

The camping zones are NOT an issue outside the park boundary.

and - Take bear spray.

peace,
M!

John Mowery
(Mow) - F

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Re: Thorofare, Yellowstone NP on 04/15/2006 08:49:40 MDT Print View

Thanks Mike. We're headed that way around the first of September, so bugs should be way down.

Any favorite fishing spots I need to see?