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I'm a Glacier National Park local, as in I can see the park from my house, and my house is on the map that they hand out at the gate for Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Very Likely. In fact, it's unlikely that you won't see a bear. There are bears everywhere. You will be investing in a bottle of bear spray, but the bears in the park are lumbering ...


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A forecast should be posted daily at all ranger stations and visitor centers in the park. This will be the most reliable (i.e. not dependent on technology) way to get an up-to-date forecast. On the National Weather Service website, it says the following: The National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public. ...


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Yellowstone National Park sits over the Yellowstone Hotspot which is the cause of all the geothermal activity at the park. The name of the supervolcano is called the Yellowstone Supervolcano. I'm not sure how anyone would know that exact spot where the next eruption will occur, but this study (Future volcanism at Yellowstone caldera: Insights from ...


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Do check out Hayden and Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. The following is taken from Watch Wildlife in Lamar Valley and Hayden Valley Wildlife Watching In Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone’s huge, wide valleys make excellent habitat for wildlife. For your best chance of spotting bears, wolves, bison, pronghorn, and many more species, head to Lamar ...


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For animal viewing. I would go to N Dakota. Drive the back roads not the mains roads. Stop at the badlands see some wild goats & buffalo. Mt Rushmore. Take the ranch roads around from there. Many are still gravel roads.


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Update after coming back from Yellowstone: I was originally looking for a way to get frequent weather forecast by text message. As @studiohack pointed out in the comments, cell phone coverage is very spotty in Yellowstone. I have never managed to catch an AT&T signal. Don't count on being able to use a cell phone. That said, Weather Underground can ...


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It's unclear whether you are experienced in backpacking. Are you asking how is Yellowstone different compared to other locations, or are you asking how to prepare for backpacking in general? In the first case, Yellowstone would be different than some other places due to: geothermal activity. you can encounter hot waters and some of these may have chemicals ...


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Bison roam over large areas of Yellowstone, and you'll certainly spot a few from the road. They don't care about cars and humans much. I remember them being readily visible from the road in various places, particularly along the stretch north of West Thumb where most of the geyser basins are. You'll see them even if you aren't trying to. However, if you ...


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Look, I know exactly where to see a bison's herd in Yellowstone; I was there a few days ago. By the Norris Canyon Rd, direction to Canyon Village, after Nez Perce Lake. There is a "wildlife exhibit" area on the side of the road. You park there and pretty much at whatever time of the day you can see a herd of bison that uses to hang there for water and ...


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If it's just about seeing bison but doesn't need to be yellowstone nor in the US, there's also Elk Island national park just east of Edmonton. They keep plains bison as well as wood bison and are involved in conservation efforts particularly for the wood bison and thus do put considerable effort into making sure they don't crossbreed (neither with cattle ...


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