From Yellowstone Association Institute, turn right traveling west. Drive about 3 1/2 to 4 miles, after crossing over the Lamar River, the trail head is on the left.
This was a lucky encounter for me, for sure. I have a nice little rock cropping that I go to that would help camouflage me. This encounter started at least 3 to 4 hundred yards away and I could barely see the wolf with my binoculars. This lone wolf was scent trailing around the Crystal Creek area, where the Junction Butte Pack roam. After scent trailing further and further from me, and my hopes dimming, the lone wolf had changed direction and was slowly heading my way. The wolf, from time to time would stop and look in my direction, but still continue towards me. The entire encounter took over 90 minutes, but was well worth the wait. After reading the reports the following day from the parks wolf watchers, the wolf was an unknown wolf, possibly a male. Unfortunately over cast clouds, as usual, and being early morning was not the best lighting for photographing, which seems to be my luck.