Yellowstone National Park Project

 

Robert660 has volunteered to start the file for Yellowstone.

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I want that one!!! Good

I want that one!!! Good project, can't wait to see the results.

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yellowstone poi

planning trip to yellowstone/tetons in may. would like to take any poi info available. will also obtain additional poi data while there to add to project.

please let me know where can get any poi data available.

Yellowstone

dreyfuscooper wrote:

planning trip to yellowstone/tetons in may. would like to take any poi info available. will also obtain additional poi data while there to add to project.

please let me know where can get any poi data available.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1079

The file only has a little bit of Tetons info.

Keep in mind that you can use the search feature to find just about anything you need here. Have a great time! Yellowstone is a fantastic place.

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Great file for my trip in June

Great file for my trip in June. One of my stops on the 4500 mile trip is Yellowstone.

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dreyfuscooper

Doc_Brown wrote:
dreyfuscooper wrote:

planning trip to yellowstone/tetons in may. would like to take any poi info available. will also obtain additional poi data while there to add to project.

please let me know where can get any poi data available.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1079

The file only has a little bit of Tetons info.

Keep in mind that you can use the search feature to find just about anything you need here. Have a great time! Yellowstone is a fantastic place.

dreyfuscooper, Send me a private email and I'll send you some info

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If you need any help with

If you need any help with the Yellowstone project, I could probably be of some service. I'm spending the entire summer here!

Yellostone is Great

dreyfuscooper wrote:

planning trip to yellowstone/tetons in may. would like to take any poi info available. will also obtain additional poi data while there to add to project.

please let me know where can get any poi data available.

I will be going to Yellowstone and Glacier June 2010. Already made my reservation for Old Faithful Inn. This will be my second time at Yellowstone and first time at Glacier. If your not staying at Old Faithul Inn be sure and go inside it. It is outstanding. Things you should see are Artist Point, Tower Fall, Morning Glory, Prismatic Pool, and Grand Geyser. There is a 4 hour window for Grand Geyser, but it's worth it. A great book for Yellowstone is "Yellowstone Treasures".

I will be staying at Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier.

Are you driving? What is your starting point?

Here are a couple of poi's I had started making for my trip.

-110.836000,44.465825,Grand Geyser
-110.844305,44.475609,Morning Glory

Be sure you let us know how trip goes. You'll have a great time.

That is one of the nicest

That is one of the nicest National Parks to see along with the Tetons .We done a cross country by car a few years back and really enjoyed them.We try to hit all the National Parks all over the US.

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National Park POIs

I uploaded a GPX of all National Park POIs. The coordinates were from the National Park Service. I built this gpx from that data.

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need any help with this?

I have no idea how this site works. I just found this place on Google like 4 minutes ago.

But the west entrance to Yellowstone is about 6 blocks from my house. If you need any help, let me know.

I'm going to Glacier & Yellowstone in July!

Never been to either.

I've started making some Yellowstone POI's for myself, off my topo map, but I have zero confidence in them other than the entrances, in that I don't know where parking and trail heads are. Anyone who creates some for Yellowstone before July would be gratefully appreciated. I'll add to them as I can when I get back.

GC

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How much effort do you want to put into these

GC0110 wrote:

Never been to either.
I've started making some Yellowstone POI's for myself, off my topo map, but I have zero confidence in them other than the entrances, in that I don't know where parking and trail heads are.
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You can up your confidence considerably, but it requires some extra steps. You say you have identified sites from your topo map. Use Google Earth to locate these same sites and with the satellite perspective, you should be able to see detail that supplements what you have found on the topo maps. The major roads are often covered with street level cameras so you can often verify what you are looking at and confirm the coordinates.

Hint: You can use either names or coordinates in the search box on Google Earth.

Also, check the National Park Service website for the parks you are interested in. Often the site includes a pdf file of the brochure/map that they hand out when you enter the park. Look here: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/publications.htm

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Thanks...

I'll try your suggestion. I'm probably the last person around who's never used Google Earth, so there's a learning curve for me.

My experience with bopping around the Smokies a lot, which is at least in my home state, is that as long as I have the general coordinates to get me close, I can figure out the last handful of yards for parking and trail head locations. I mapped out that entire park pretty much while there, and feel more comfortable getting coordinates the old-fashioned way.

GC

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Yellowstone Thermal Features

I have a CSV list of the names and coordinates for about 325 of Yellowstone's thermal features, hot springs, pools, geysers, etc. I built this list from a USGS data file several years ago to load into one of my handhelds (Magellan 315). I stripped it out to a CSV file to make it more versatile for general use. It should import into a spreadsheet, a POI loader, or probably most any program used to create POI lists. If anyone wants a copy let me know.

Yellowstone Trip

We are taking our first Yellowstone trip this fall. How is the GPS reception in the park?
I am planning each day, does anyone know how fast I should plan on driving to see how much time we can spend at each stop?

We are going to start at Jackson, 1st day at Teton, Second day drive to Yellowstone do right grand road over to West Yellowstone, next day start at West Yellowstone take left road down to Old Faithful.
Next morning start at Old Faighful Inn the take some way to Sheraton. Next day go to Little Bighorne, nest two days go to Keystone, fly home.

Lot of driving for an old couple!! grin

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shouldn't be a problem

mgarledge wrote:

We are taking our first Yellowstone trip this fall. How is the GPS reception in the park?
I am planning each day, does anyone know how fast I should plan on driving to see how much time we can spend at each stop?

We are going to start at Jackson, 1st day at Teton, Second day drive to Yellowstone do right grand road over to West Yellowstone, next day start at West Yellowstone take left road down to Old Faithful.
Next morning start at Old Faighful Inn the take some way to Sheraton. Next day go to Little Bighorne, nest two days go to Keystone, fly home.

Lot of driving for an old couple!! grin

GPS reception shouldn't be a problem. You really can't get lost driving in the park.

I'd plan on moving through the park at a speed of about 15 MPH. There's lots to see and there always is somebody that won't pass the bear/buffalo/animal wandering down the center of the road.

You'll be missing some really beautiful country by not taking the time to drive through Ten Sleep Canyon. Stay on 14 out of the East entrance through Cody to Greybull. Then South on 16 to Worland where you turn left and follow 16 to Buffalo. From there it's on up to Sheridan via I-90.

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It's a BIG park...

and you can drive hundreds of miles inside the park without seeing the same thing twice. There are six main areas (north, central, south x east and west). You can easily blow a day on each section if you want. Or you can drive to a spot, take a picture, and drive off. But between each section is 20 or more miles, and lots of wildlife traffic jams, where animals are near/on the road, and people stop to take pictures. So, don't plan on driving really fast. Throw in narrow roads anyway, and people taking their sweet time to enjoy the scenery, plus road construction, and 15-25 MPH is about as good as it gets. Road construction can cause you to wait a whole lot longer at times.

When I was there last summer I did my primary driving before anyone else got up, like around 4-5 AM, and so could zip over long distances quickly, and then took my sweet time coming back, in daylight.

GC

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GPS vs cell reception

My GPS reception is better than cellphone phone reception when I was at Yellowstone NP.
Well plan and enjoy your time there.

scope of project?

is your scope of project just waypoints, or are you also looking for hiking trail tracks?

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Made that trip a few years

Made that trip a few years back.Some beautiful scenery to be seen.Grand Tetons and Yellowstone is just one great trip.

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Early fall recommended

We visited both adjacent parks in late September one year. Beautiful color--not New England foliage color, but Wyoming fall color--and much less crowded than before Labor Day, and reservations are easier to get at a lower price to boot. But it is colder there then than most of the US at that time, dipping below freezing between 5 pm and 8 am in particular. By October, the parks start closing roads for the season as winter moves in, so September is a better time for a fall visit than later.

DUMBASS ALERT for newbie visitors: the bison are dangerous. People get gored or otherwise injured at Yellowstone all the time by them. Stay at least 100 feet away if not more. You will see many human dumbasses who play around 10-20 feet away from bison families particularly in the geyser area; do not be lulled by these peoples' seemingly unpunished idiocy and get closer yourself. Bison are foul-tempered, territorial especially where their young'uns are involved, and can and will sprint three times as fast as any human track star, far faster than you'd guess looking at them standing still. Guests are warned by signs and leaflets but choose to ignore the warnings. This should be needless to say, but the bears (not as easy to encounter in the tourist areas of the park as bison, though in the backcountry you have to take specific precautions with food because of bears) are dangerous as well. Dumb humans too close to bison cause most of the wildlife incidents at Yellowstone, though. It's a very safe place to visit as long as you educate yourself and follow the guidelines.

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No hiking

rigel wrote:

is your scope of project just waypoints, or are you also looking for hiking trail tracks?

Just going to drive and stop for photos and short walks at waypoints.

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Wow

Thanks for all the great help. I hope we can get from Jackson to West Yellowstone in the daylight and have time to stop and enjoy a few sights.

The second day in Yellowstone will be from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful. We should have plent of time to enjoy the sights on this leg of the trip.

The third day will be from Old Faithful to Sheridan through Cody as suggested. Hope the speed will be a little faster after we are out of the park as this leg will be 300 miles or so.

Didn't think about cell reception. I feel so safe having a phone. Hope it will work there.

Thanks so much for all you help.

Have spent the day working with Mapsource and then following my waypoints in Google earth. The photos on Google Earth sure make me want to go now but it will be the second week of September before we can go.

Nothing to worry about here with getting too close to anything. I am even afraid to get near a strange dog so I know I will stay in the car if any animals are in sight.

Thanks again.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Look out.

Unless they changed it you may get closer then you think.While driving we came up on herds of Bison while driving through the park.We stopped several times because they were on the roads or crossing.One ran up the hill on the side of the road and kind of give us a little scare.Thinking it was going to ram the car.Nothing we could do because we couldn't move.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

can you hear me now?

mgarledge wrote:

Didn't think about cell reception. I feel so safe having a phone. Hope it will work there.

I had no problem with my Verizon reception in Yellowstone; I called my wife back home while watching Old Faithful, my travel buddy wasn't as lucky with his cell carrier, most of the time he had to borrow my phone to call home in our trek to Alaska, boy was he teed off after being told by his carrier there would be no problem using the phone in our travel area.

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att vs verizon

ahhh....

i had at.t when i visited YS. there is no cellphone signals in some area including Roosevelt lodge, but, there are plenty of pay-phones available.

do not know verizon, but, it is always a battle between these two carriers.

Planning a trip

poi factory wrote:

Robert660 has volunteered to start the file for Yellowstone.

A POI file is not yet available for download.

I am planning a trip in the near future. A POI file would be great.

Robert660 has a file posted

Robert660 has a file posted see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/24963

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And....

charlesd45 wrote:

Unless they changed it you may get closer then you think.While driving we came up on herds of Bison while driving through the park.We stopped several times because they were on the roads or crossing.One ran up the hill on the side of the road and kind of give us a little scare.Thinking it was going to ram the car.Nothing we could do because we couldn't move.

And this is suppose to incourage me grin
I thought I would be safe in the car. Will have to check on my insurance and see if it will pay for the rent car if a Bison hits it!!
Thanks. I just can't wait.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

It reminded me of the car

It reminded me of the car insurance commercial they now have on TV with the Bison charging the car.

We also seen a large bear and cub up on a mountain.Any time you see lots of cars stopped it is time to start looking.Make sure to take some binoculars along with you.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Be Ready

and be ready for the air bag to deploy while you are sitting still. shock laugh out loud wink

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Y'all are so making me worry

grin
OK, have any of you ever seen an animal attack a car at Yellowstone?......
It's not nice to make an old lady worry. surprised

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Animals vs. cars in Yellowstone

mgarledge wrote:

grin
OK, have any of you ever seen an animal attack a car at Yellowstone?

Bears will break into vehicles if they think there's something to eat inside. I have not read of any attacking people inside vehicles, but have seen plenty of pictures of them breaking windows & crawling inside. There are campgrounds in Yellowstone where only hard-sided vehicles can be used to sleep in (no tents!).
It is a common occurrence for Yellowstone visitors in cars to drive by large animals just a few feet away. Usually traffic stops & people get out of their cars to gawk & otherwise harass the beasts. This can happen anywhere in the park, including places like the parking lots around Old Faithful. The best photo I ever took of a bison was one standing 10 feet from the edge of the on ramp at the Old Faithful cloverleaf interchange. I just rolled down my window & took the photo.
A mother bear charged my pickup in the Great Smokies National Park last July. She was just bluffin' LOL.

When cars stop

charlesd45 wrote:

Any time you see lots of cars stopped it is time to start looking.

On one of my visits to Yellowstone this happened and the *&$#!! tourists were looking at a woodchuck!

Yellowstone cell phone coverage

abin wrote:

there is no cellphone signals in some area including Roosevelt lodge, but, there are plenty of pay-phones available.

This was true on my last visit there in 2006. I suspect by now the NPS has allowed more cell phone towers in the park. It really is a safety issue. If someone is injured even on the most commonly traveled roads & trails, it can be rather difficult to notify authorities & get help without a cell phone. Pay phones are widely available at the visitor centers, service centers, etc., but they are a long way apart if your car breaks down or you twist your ankle on a trail.
Posting a POI of the odd places in Yellowstone where cell phone signals CAN be picked up would be useful in & of itself.
This is one of them: West 110.2749266264513, North 44.51011611556586 Punch it into Google Earth.
It's on a high bluff overlooking Lake Yellowstone, very nice sunset views, can also see the tips of the Grand Tetons, the sign at the turnoff does not indicate the magnificent view up on top.
Even my dirt cheap Tracfone was able to make a call from that location!

None while there

mgarledge wrote:

grin
OK, have any of you ever seen an animal attack a car at Yellowstone?......
It's not nice to make an old lady worry. surprised

Not while I was there but you will see plenty of wildlife.You will get some good pictures of Bison though.Close up most likely from the car.I have some great pictures taken there.

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Yellowstone tips

mgarledge wrote:

I hope we can get from Jackson to West Yellowstone in the daylight ...

Fill your gas tanks in Jackson. Fuel tends to be cheaper there than in the park or in W. Yellowstone, or at least it has been on all my previous trips.
Get the earliest possible start every day, weather permitting. You will enjoy less traffic & better views.

mgarledge wrote:

The second day in Yellowstone will be from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful. We should have plent of time to enjoy the sights on this leg of the trip.

You can spend an entire day just at Old Faithful, there is so much to do & see in that area. One of my favorite spots to relax is (believe it or not) the cafeteria at the south end of the Old Faithful area. It closes for the season in mid-September. There are many tables where you can eat & watch Old Faithful erupt through one of the many windows.

mgarledge wrote:

The third day will be from Old Faithful to Sheridan through Cody as suggested. Hope the speed will be a little faster after we are out of the park as this leg will be 300 miles or so.

The road from Fishing Bridge to the East Entrance is hilly. The road from the East Entrance to Cody runs along the bottom of a winding mountain canyon, lots of turns. The road from Cody to Sheridan passes through a mountain range, IIRC, so it will slow you down. Plus there are many scenic rest stops on that route. If you like Western or Native American art, the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody is spectacular.

Thanks so much

Thanks for all the great stories and advise. This sure makes for excitment waiting to go.

I love to take photos. I have 2 4g sd cards. I should get another or two.......Hope to get a buffalo or bear..well maybe not a bear unless it it very far away.

I put the great view spot in my mapsource file so we can stop there on our way out of the park..

We are not early folks but will have to make sure we get started early while in Yellowstone!!

Thanks again.. grin

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Best Geyser

to see is the Grand Geyser. It has a 4 hour window, but it is worth it. I saw it go off 3 times in the 5 days I was there. It goes off for 15 minutes and looks like a fireworks display.

Most beautiful spot, Artist Point. Best chance of seeing Black bears is on the road from Mammoth to Tower.

You should see a lot of buffalo in the Hayden Valley which is really beautiful.

When you enter the south gate you will see a sign for Moose Falls. Be sure and stop.

If you want to see the Grand Tetons at there best go to Schwabachers Landing. It is a turnoff on the road from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone. here is gps location

-110.6668899,43.698992,"Schwabachers Landing Turnoff"

location for the turnoff to the Mormon Barn is here:

-110.694809,43.664922,"Antelope Flats Road Turnoff"

I have pictures on flickr and if your interested I will give you the link.

Yellowstone is great

thanks so much!!

grin

noahjokc wrote:

to see is the Grand Geyser. It has a 4 hour window, but it is worth it. I saw it go off 3 times in the 5 days I was there. It goes off for 15 minutes and looks like a fireworks display.

Most beautiful spot, Artist Point. Best chance of seeing Black bears is on the road from Mammoth to Tower.

You should see a lot of buffalo in the Hayden Valley which is really beautiful.

When you enter the south gate you will see a sign for Moose Falls. Be sure and stop.

If you want to see the Grand Tetons at there best go to Schwabachers Landing. It is a turnoff on the road from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone. here is gps location

-110.6668899,43.698992,"Schwabachers Landing Turnoff"

location for the turnoff to the Mormon Barn is here:

-110.694809,43.664922,"Antelope Flats Road Turnoff"

I have pictures on flickr and if your interested I will give you the link.

Yellowstone is great

And, Yes I would love the link to see your photos.
I will put these spots in Mapsource to be sure and know where they are.
Everytime someone sends me thngs to do I just can't wait to go. Thanks a lots..

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thermal features

GeeMack If you could send me a copy that would be great. Trying to load up my TomTom before our road trip from the Central Coast of California to Yellowstone.

In Yellowstone

Have GPS reception everywhere I go so far. Been here two days and Jill has been so helpful!!!

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http://www.poi66.com -> GPS2SMS - send your live trail to Google Maps

dead link!

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What was that link..

wesko wrote:

The link is dead.
http://www.poi-factory.com/poidb/poitype/1011

supposed be to?

I agree it is dead.

This will be a great POI

Can't wait!!!

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POI File here

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All Coordinates Online

Here is a database of the GPS coordinates for all of Yellowstone's thermal features.

http://www.rcn.montana.edu/resources/?nav=11

I wish there was a way to download them all at once.