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A Triple D kind of Day (Daddy Daughter Day)

With a waking temperature of negative 27 degrees F in Gardiner, we chose to start the day slowly… Our dog Sadie needed her time outside in the morning so Daddy took the reins and donned a lot of layers. I tried fitting the rubber-soled booties on her, but alas, it...

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2016 Summer Season, a Visual Review

November 16, 2016 It is amazing how time really does seem to pass us by... This morning as I look out to the foothills of Gardiner to the first real snow of autumn blanketing the ground, I am reminded of the countless experiences that I had on tour over the past six...

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Field Notes – April 24, 2016

Yellowstone Insight, Field Notes April 24, 2016 Headed into the park around 6:30AM this morning, we quickly found bison, elk, pronghorn and varying waterfowl to start our count of wildlife on the greening landscape. As we continued out towards Tower Junction we passed...

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Walkabouts in search of a Mountain Lion

Day 1, March 1, 2016 (Happy 144th Birthday Yellowstone National Park) Through tunnels of time we walked. Passing ancient forests now turned to stone in search of an elusive predator. With senses focused, we checked for sign at every step of our off-the-beaten-path...

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MacNeil’s Rule of 4 P’s

I thought this out a few years back… Many a former client of mine thought it was just perfect and there was a moment when I thought, that maybe, I should “trademark” the idea! Well, that’s not really what I cared to do… What I really wanted was to share my knowledge...

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Watching a Red Fox Cache

Yellowstone Insight Field Notes: Lamar Valley, February 11, 2016 – This morning, we watched as a red fox returned to his food cache and consumed a healthy morning meal, while the serene winter scene of Lamar Valley surrounded us.

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Witness to a Wolf Hunt

Written in 2012, this recounting of a moment I had guiding a private tour here in Yellowstone National Park was unforgettable. It was truly a “National Geographic Moment” for me and for the clients that I had with me on that day… I trust that you will enjoy the read.

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A Rare Observation into the Wild – Cougar & Wolf

A Rare Observation into the Wild – Cougar & Wolf

This post shares the moment that I saw my first mountain lion in the wild. A rare sighting that it was, we were blessed with a total of 5 cougars that day… In the years since, I have been fortunate to have seen 19 cougars in the wilds of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (count as of January 2016). Please enjoy the read…

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A Christmas Recollection

December 26, 2015 Gardiner, Montana 11:49 a.m. This is an excerpt from a hand-written letter to my parents as I reflected back to a Christmas spent with them on the Eastern Shore of Maryland many years ago. They presented me with a gift that year that little did I...

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