Yellowstone is a natural wonder. It was our first National Park. It is fabulous.
Our trek through Yellowstone consisted of making it most of the way around the Lower Loop. There is so much more to explore, we just didn’t have time.
We pulled off our shoes, hiked up our pants, and stepped in the lake. Yep. Yep, it was nearly freezing.
WEST THUMB GEYSER BASIN
This is such a unique area filled with geysers, pools, springs, and steam vents.
Something I found interesting is that the West Thumb part of Yellowstone Lake is a caldera like Crater Lake and about the same size.
CAMPING IN THE PARK
UPPER GEYSER BASIN
Firehole River and the largest concentration of geysers in the world.
We walked a little portion of the boardwalk in Upper Geyser Basin, then watched Old Faithful erupt… of course.
DRIVING THE LOWER LOOP
After watching Old Faithful do its thing we drove the remainder of the loop without much stopping.
Lower Falls and Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. The canyon is up to 1200 feet deep.
We did have to wait for bison to cross the road.
And, we saw a bear.
Next stop heading east – Cody, Wyoming.