Ok. We admit it. We didn’t really think this through. Today was the first day of summer. So, suffice to say, we were caught by surprise by today’s weather. We knew it would be chilly. We did not know it would snow! That’s right, I said snow.
By the time we entered Yellowstone through the East entrance, there were snow flurries. As we climbed higher the snow got a bit heavier and evidence of a recent snow was dripping from the trees and covering the ground. The sun went in and out all day which hampered some of our views. It, all in all, it was a pretty good day!
The smartest thing we did was purchase the Gypsy Guide app. As we drove through the park, the “guide” provided commentary on places to to view and even gave some historical context. It was like having our own park ranger in the car with us!!
We followed the road as prescribed and made many stops. We didn’t stop everywhere that was suggested- we’d probably still be in the park if we did!
Join me on a pictorial journey through Yellowstone National Park.
The sights and smells reminded us of our trip to Iceland!
I won’t caption every picture. Just enjoy them!!
The bubbling spring below is Beryl Spring, one of the hottest springs in Yellowstone – between 188.5 and 192 degrees Fahrenheit.
Soon turned out to be about 30 minutes!!! There must have been at least 40 in the herd.
We entered West Yellowstone just after 5 pm. Time to stop for the night at the Elkhorn Inn. Mileage for the day was about 320 miles.
Tomorrow we will re-enter Yellowstone and head towards Grand Teton National Park.