Advice for Glacier Np etc.
Haven’t been on for a while, have been lazily mostly posting to the fb group. I have read past trip reports for the Glacier area. I am planning to drive up to Glacier from Southern California making many stops along the way. I was considering going straight through to my first stops in the SLC Utah area. I was planning to check Jordan and Weber rivers for mink, and the Alta area for Porcupine(I had some luck last year). Afterwards to go through to spend a day and half in Grand Teton NP and 2 days in the Lamar area of Yellowstone. Afterwards I am planning to head up to Glacier NP. I was wondering if anyone had any general advice for good areas to check en route or in any of these places. My plan is to check Grand Teton for the usual moose, bear, great grey owl, beaver muskrat and Yellowstone for Badger, Marten, Grizzly, wolf, muskrat etc. I wanted to check Glacier for Mountain Goat, grizzly, lt weasel, pika, moose, etc. I love seeing almost any mammal, I would appreciate any advice for mustelids, especially voles, snowshoe hare, wt jackrabbit, jumping mouse, various chipmunks, owls and grizzly. If anyone knows of good stops on the way from Yellowstone to Glacier that would be amazing.
I am also debating whether to return from Glacier through Craters of the moon and then the Nevada route or to go back through the 15 in Utah. Craters looks really cool but I am not sure the trip back from there traveling through the 93 in Nevada would be very productive. Seems like the 15 in Utah might be better with more places to stop too but I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with this. Sorry to ask so much, I will appreciate any advice on any of this or really anything mammalian.