Day 25 "Blogging from A-Z Challenge"!
is for Yellowstone National Park
One of the must see's in anyone's travel wishlist! We ventured out to Yellowstone in the month of MAY, and there was still snow on the ground. In fact, the campground had about 15 inches of snow and just shoveled out spots for the trailers. Although the park is open 24 hours a day/365 days a year, and the North and South entrances are open, this doesn't mean you can actually drive everywhere, because many roads within the park are closed due to snow. So it is advisable to always check the website before venturing out to the park. Luckily we were able to get to more than half of the park; the rest of the roads were closed.
First of all, you must prepare yourself that you will see buffalo. Lots of them. Well, at least we did.
Walking the streets.
They would stop traffic quite often.
Sometimes in a herd.
I was very glad that we were in a big, high truck. Although the animals didn't bother us (if we didn't bother them), these guys were pretty big.
Here is a very short clip of them walking past our truck. I hated the fact that the people tried to hurry the buffalo along!
To see them in their natural habitat? Priceless!
Of course, buffalo aren't the only wildlife you will see. You might see a bear. We didn't. But YOU might! We DID see lots of elk.
You will be happy to know that elk look both ways before crossing the street!
The scenery? Outstanding, of course! Judge for yourself!
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
A powerful waterfall!
Old Faithful! Thar she blows!
There are many areas to walk to see (and smell) the hot springs and geysers. The colors can be beautiful.