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  • Monday, November 03, 2014

    The Park Pause

    DUSTING FOR CLOSING
    Plenty Fishing Nearby
    pray for sun and midges
    WALLPAPER:  FAITHFUL FISHER - MADISON RIVER

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    .. In the tiny world of  West Yellowstone a pause in the frenetic activity of visitation is a welcome event, It's happening right now - for a few weeks.
    .. The winter businesses are gearing up and the summer businesses are slowing down. The wood has been gathered up and hunting is in full swing. The activity is mostly the neighbors going about their own business for the moment.
    .. The blustery weather of the past few days has left a dusting of snow on the ground. The warm roads and other dark masses are clear and damp. There's some more bluster in the forecast and then the snow should accumulate.
    ..  Right now we're at the snow line. Entering Yellowstone National Park is a journey through increased elevation and more snow. The winter blanket should be complete in the next three or four weeks and the fish will live unmolested by fishers for a good seven months. A welcome respite indeed.
    .. Neighborhood fishing is now concentrated on the South Fork of the Madison River and the crowded tailwater between the lakes. Midges popped yesterday in the tailwater and the neighbors are scrambling to find the dusty boxes with miniscule flies for the action. Rubber legs are in the offing for the monster fish zooming up the south fork.
    .. The neighborhood is filled with the aroma of wood fires and the aromatic smoke from outdoor grills. It is traditional for us to fire up the barbee during these first few days of snow. It's a real adventure.
    .. We're headed down the road. Rumors of submarines in the willows have us interested.
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    WALLPAPER: THE SMALL WORLD OF WEST YELLOWSTONE