I wish we could’ve done more in Yellowstone, but due to a bit of bad luck we had even more limited time. There was too much to see in a day. My NP book recommends a week just to see everything, not even get into the backcountry.
We’re in Yellowstone! …Almost. Due to a car fire, they closed the entrance for 2 hours, just as we arrived.
At least the scenery was nice.
Our first real excitement at Yellowstone, Old Faithful. We arrived minutes before it went off.
The Yellowstone lodge was picturesque.
Despite seeing, and missing a prime photo-op near Old Faithful, we caught a lone bison while we were approaching the Canyon.
I don’t know why I was so intrigued by bison, but you must admit they look pretty cool. Aggressive though, so we kept our distance.
Yellowstone Canyon blew me away.
And then a rainbow appeared.
Still looking for bison, we followed a tip from Catherine’s friends Cathy & Phil.
Next up, drive to Mammoth Hot Springs
Forest fires are evident all over over, a natural part of regeneration.
The northern part of the park changed to open grassland.
Mammoth Hot Springs has a space-like quality, though it was somewhat dry.
Finally we headed north, leaving through the Yellowstone arch, and stopping to enjoy some local pizza.