Saturday, September 12, 2015

Yellowstone National Park in a day

We got to Yellowstone National Park northeast entrance about 9 in the morning and worked our way down the east side. We’ve been on the west side of Yellowstone before, seeing the hot springs and geysers. Unfortunately, there were no camping spots for our size rig open any more. I had been watching their campground web site to see how the campgrounds have been filling up and usually it was later in the day or not at all. But, for some reason, this was a busy weekend.  Even when we checked at Flagg Ranch south of Yellowstone, they were full also and said it was unusual. Our first mistake was going on a weekend. Second mistake was not calling to see if there were openings. We checked two forest service campgrounds near the Flagg Ranch, but they were full also. We met another couple at Flagg Ranch looking for a place to stay and ended up parking by them at Colter Campground in the Grand Teton National Park.

We did get to see some animals, but no bears. You can usually tell if there’s animals nearby as there’s vehicles parked along the road, with people taking pictures. Sometimes they cause a traffic jam.

We went to the Upper and Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

There was a fire on the west side that started by a lightening strike. We could see the smoke.

Click here for more pictures, including the brochures and maps of the Park. 

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