Yellowstone National Park
We had a great time in YNP! My husband and I stayed there for about ten days during our RV trip and it was one of our favorite places. We saw too many geysers, bison and elk to count. Plus, we saw a pelican, a marmot, wolves (so far away that they looked like brown dots). Most exciting of all, we saw a grizzly bear!
|Grizzly Bear in Hayden Meadow|
After digging around in some dirt in the meadow, he ran up the hill towards the crowd of people and crossed the street. Maybe he was tired of being stared at by hundreds of people!
|Grand Canyon of YNP|
|YNP: Lamar Valley|
You knew there were bison in the park, but do you know how terrifying it is when hundreds of them suddenly change direction and start running towards your car? I was relieved when they decided to run around the car and not into it!
|Top of Elephant Back Trail|
We hiked up Elephant Back trail where you can see for miles once you climb up the steep mountain. (Yellowstone Lake is behind us.)
|Lone Star Geyser|
We biked to Lone Star Geyser. Our home is in Texas so we had to! It must have erupted for half an hour and there were only about a dozen people there, unlike Old Faithful and Riverside Geyser, both must-see geysers near Old Faithful Inn.
|Looking Down Through the Natural Bridge from Top|
We biked to the Natural Bridge, too, which is really impressive when you climb up to it and look down through it.
It was a great trip of hiking, biking, sight-seeing from the car and running, too, of course... I ran 5, 10, 11 (this was a day trip to Grand Teton Nat'l Park), 8, rest day, 12 and 8 miles while staying at YNP. Most of my miles were run in front of the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and General Store and across Fishing Bridge. One morning, I saw a bison during my run. I always carried bear spray, which wasn't as annoying as I thought it would be - kind of like carrying a water bottle. I was glad to have it, just in case!