Yellowstone, beauty with some danger
They mean it!
The geysers cover the walkways with steam
Bison in Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park is 3500 square miles of Earth’s magnificence, mostly in Wyoming but there are parts in Montana and Idaho. We would recommend a trip to Yellowstone. Keep in mind that during “peak tourist” season there are thousands of people in the park. You’ll still be able to enjoy the park, the geothermal features, the scenery and the wildlife.
Sher and I are not traveling now due to coronavirus, so we thought we’d share some of our BC pictures with you. (BC = before COVID-19)
We had just entered Yellowstone National Park from the East Entrance. As we saw Lake Yellowstone on the left we suddenly saw stopped traffic ahead. I thought maybe there was a crash. But no. Here came this magnificent bull bison just sauntering along, taking his time as if he owned the road. Wait! He did own the road. Quite a start to our Yellowstone adventure.
The shore of West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake
The panorama of Hayden Valley is striking.
Love the river in this stretch.
Side wall of the Yellowstone Mud Volcano
What a pale grey color.
Spotted at a Yellowstone National Park vehicle parking lot.
A classic for sure!
This big fellow owned the road. Just ask him!
During our trip across country we were fortunate enough to stop for a couple of days in Yellowstone National Park. What an adventure it was for Sher and me as this was the first trip for both of us. We stayed at the only campground with hookups for RV’s.
Our adventure began before we got to the campground. As we were driving on a
Dragon’s Mouth geothermal pool.
road overlooking the Yellowstone Lake we saw traffic stopped. Thinking it might be an accident as the road was narrow with a guardrail on one side and a sheer rock cliff on the other. Well, then we saw the huge bison calmly walking down the road in the middle of the oncoming lane.
Bison in Hayden Valley
Our journey within the park took us to Hayden Valley, where we saw other bison. Here we also saw the Dragon’s Mouth and the Mud Volcano. The scenery was magnificent.
Our second day took us to West Thumb of the Yellowstone Lake. There were the famous wood boardwalks leading around the geothermal pools and geysers.
Since I got my undergraduate degree in geology Sher had to put up with my going ape over the geologist’s dream that is Yellowstone.
Steam from the geysers give an almost creepy feel to the scene.
Sher with West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake in the background
Geothermal hot springs pool