Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RV trip day 19: Yellowstone

We spent the day driving the southern loop through Yellowstone and plan to drive the northern loop tomorrow. A remarkable fact about the park is that it has thousands of hot spots where steam and boiling water escape from underneath the surface. The photo below is Old Faithful.

Our most common wildlife sightings were bison, though at the end of the day we saw several doe elk resting on a river bank. Signs warned us not to approach any wildlife including bison, because they can be dangerous. The animals typically acted as though all us gawking tourists weren't there. We also saw a bald eagle sitting in a nest high atop a tree, but a road sign told tourists not to stop, so I have no photos of the bird. Alas, no bear sightings. The manager of our RV park told us we wouldn't find grizzlies—they would find us.



There are still many patches of snow at the higher elevations.

1 comment:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I visited Yellowstone when I was seven years old and at about the same time of year as you. We also saw moose and big horn sheep. On our last day, we woke up to several inches of snow!

L. Diane Wolfe