Saturday, October 1, 2011
Yellowstone National Park
We spent four whole days in Yellowstone. We saw every geyser and geothermal feature that you can see near the road. We were pretty lucky to see a lot of wildlife including bison, elk, mountain goats and - a really rare and big treat, grey wolves. Bill visited the barracks that he lived in when he worked in the park in 1970. He also road his bike up Mount Washburn, which turned out to be a lot longer and steeper than he had anticipated. The animals, waterfalls, geysers, mountains, natural bridges, Yellowstone Lake (one of the largest high altitude lakes in the country) and great vistas really make this a special place. Only a few of the campgrounds were still open. The weather was perfect - 70's in the daytime and around 30 at night. This is one of the most visited national parks, but it is a lot less crowded than during the summer.
We are now in Cody Wyoming and are headed for Devil's Tower and then the Badlands National Park in South Dakota.