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December 31, 2012
Fans Snowmobile Through Yellowstone To Cheer On The Wolverines
By Mike Moore
In what has become a bi-annual tradition at the
The group was led and organized by Merrick Young, of See
Yellowstone Tours and Three Bear Lodge, who said the trip is a unique
opportunity that can only happen in a town like
“There isn’t anywhere else that I know of other than
Not only were they traveling through the park during winter, they were making the long trip exposed to the elements on snowmobiles.
Departing from the Bear’s Den Cinema early that afternoon,
a string of 24 snowmobiles carrying 35 community members entered
“The group was mostly family,” Young said. “Most of the people had a connection with the school or were relatives of the players.”
As the group ventured down the groomed trail toward Madison Junction, a wolf feasting on a carcass and fields of bison were spotted as water glistened off of the fresh snow.
After a brief break at the Madison Junction, the group headed north to Norris Geyser Basin and continued on to Mammoth Hot Springs, where a bus was waiting to pick everyone up and travel the remaining few miles into Gardiner.
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