We were in Yellowstone in 2014, seeing Old Faithful, Mammoth Springs, mudpots, and other sulfurous activity in the caldera. We also visited the Lamar Valley, with animals galore. This time we’re focusing on the eastern side of this vast park. Last time we were too late in the season, but this time we stayed in the pretty yellow lodge next to Yellowstone Lake.
We’re here in mid-September and expected sunny skies and warm weather. Instead we have snow!
The valley was a bit warmer, good for spotting wildlife.
The scenery in the park is always very impressive, probably quite similar to the inspirational views that led to its preservation as the country’s first national park, even before the National Park Service was formed.
As we left, just as in Teddy Roosevelt National Park, one of our new buddies gave us an escort.
(This post is a little out of order since it’s already November and we’re in California, but I risked my life for the bison video and wanted to share it.)