Re: Yellowstone area for 97
Dean and Robin Bolton (bolton@MAIL.KDCOL.COM)
Thu, 29 Feb 1996 17:00:03 +0000
Sound like you have a big trip planned. I wish you luck. I am the
Scoutmaster of Troop 402 out of Layton, Utah and am part of the
Trapper Trails Council. We took our troop last summer to Camp Loll
which is in the southwest corner outside of Yellowstone. Camp Loll
is located on Lake of the Woods approixmately 18 miles west of Flagg
Ranch. I would highly recommend this camp if you wanted to stay the
week. This is a wilderness/high adventure camp. Also great for Varsity
Scouts. They have an excellent program which include hikes into some
spectacular locations in Yellowstone. Cost is $50.00 per boy plus
Commissary of $45.00 per person for 1996. The phone number for
Trapper Trails Councils is (800) 748-4256. The person you need to talk to
is Barbara Briggs (x231) if you would like more information. If you go
to Camp Loll you may not have time to visit all the sights, but we
had a great experience. Of all the camps I have been too, Camp Loll
is at the top of my list.
If you have boys older than 14 years of age Camp Loll offers several
high adventure treks through Yellowstone and Grand Teton Areas.
Inside Yellowstone there are two places I would recommend that the
boys would love.
We took our boys to the Firehole river on the West side of the park.
There they swam and where floated down the river. I recommend you
follow and obey all signs (No Jumping Off Cliffs), otherwise you boys
will get a citation from the ranger. Great place to spend 2 to 3
hours. (3 1/2 hrs from Camp Loll)
The other place I have been told about is called the Boiling river.
This is a location were the a very hot river and cold one come
together. This is up along the northern border of Yellowstone. It
also requires that you walk into the river. I personally have not
been there, but have been told it is a favorite. (7 hrs from Camp Loll)
Being at the Southern end of the park you also have access to the
Grand Tetons, Jackson Lake and Jackson Hole. These are also great
places to visit.
I would like to give you my own impressions of Yellowstone. It is
still beautiful, but after the fire from a few years ago, it is just
not the same as I remember it as a youth. I was sadden to see such
great destruction from the fire, but was gladden to see that it is
slowly growing back.
Contact me if you require any additional assistance. We are planning
to return to Yellowstone in 98 or 99.
Dean Bolton, Scoutmaster, Troop 402
I use to be a Fox....
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