So here’s a funny story. We stopped in Yellowstone where a crowd had gathered with their binoculars and scopes. Bill had both binoculars and a scope. So we were able to see a watering hole where wolves had gathered and then gone up the hill. This was maybe 600-800 yards away. I saw two wolves through Bill’s scope. On the hillside there was apparently a carcass, maybe elk. A grizzly and several wolves were there for the feast. I watched the grizzly running away with maybe a haunch. The wolves were there too at the top of a ridge.
In Yellowstone National Park the animals are everywhere. Visitors are advised that these are wild animals so keep your distance: 25 yards for grazers, 100 yards for bears and wolves. Here are pictures of some of the animals we saw this trip with links to last year’s.
We were in Yellowstone National Park last July with some of the kids and grandkids, but this year, later in the year, we’re here with my cousin Bill and his wife Diana. It’s different in the fall. You can compare this visit with last year’s visit.
Yellowstone has waterfalls, animals, and scenery… and dead trees! Which are fascinating. To me.
Yellowstone has waterfalls, animals, and scenery. This post shows some scenery.
Water falls because gravity makes it fall. Yellowstone has numerous waterfalls. First a collection of smaller ones, then the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone with their 308-foot fall.
Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam and the skies are not cloudy all day. This is from Home on the Range, an anthem of The West (and the state song of Kansas). Oops, the American buffalo is not a buffalo, but a bison (scientific name: bison bison). With ten pictures and two alleged humorous references.
With over a thousand pictures over the four days in Yellowstone, where should I start. I decided to start with Yellowstone’s iconic Old Faithful with it’s predictable schedule of eruptions. And in our case: no crowds!