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Old 01-21-2020, 12:16 PM   #1
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Yellowstone winter trip

Spent last weekend in Yellowstone with our van.
It was not too cold; the coldest it got was around 0F.

Having a an air heater (we have an Espar D2) and a coolant heater (also an Espar) is essential though.
Driving off the road and getting stuck in the snow happens often; we were able to help one car get back on the road.
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_DSC1626 Starry night, Ford 4x4 camper van, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA-2.jpg   _DSC1677 Ford 4x4 camper van, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA-2.jpg   _DSC1530 Wolf watching, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA-2.jpg   20200119_114051Recovery of a car that ran  off the road.jpg   _DSC1683 Ford 4x4 camper van, Cooke City, Montana, USA-3.jpg  

_DSC1593 Bethanie Walder on skis and pulls the sled, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA-2.jpg  
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:40 PM   #2
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Awesome adventure! We would rather deal with just mother nature then 10,000 tourist buses any day.
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Great photos Marcel!! I guess if you live in Montana "0"F is not too cold, for the rest of us its too cold to leave the house .
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Awesome adventure! We would rather deal with just mother nature then 10,000 tourist buses any day.

We agree!
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Marcel - Your first photo (Starry Night) is fantastic! Alone, it's a serious motivator to get the hell out-of-town.
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Great photos Marcel!! I guess if you live in Montana "0"F is not too cold, for the rest of us its too cold to leave the house .

Right!

Here is my thermometer from Yellowstone on 1 Jan last year -37C (-35F).
We were in our VW Jetta and stayed in a hotel that visit!
Just illustrating what "really cold" means here!
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Marcel - Your first photo (Starry Night) is fantastic! Alone, it's a serious motivator to get the hell out-of-town.

Thanks!
"Get the hell out of town": Yes, so true! I am sometimes angry with myself about how much I tinker with the van at home instead of just using it! We can debate all sorts of improvements and modifications until we see blue in the face (pun intended), but ultimately there is one thing that matters most: "Did we get out?, Did we use the van?, And did we have a good time?"
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Inspiring, thanks for sharing!
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Great pictures!! Thank you for sharing. Do you have a website?
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Great pictures!! Thank you for sharing. Do you have a website?

Yes, my website is
https://www.marcelhuijserphotography.com


Here are a few wildlife images from last weekend.
Coyote, otter, lost black wolf howling, wolf pack on ridge:
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