Yellowstone National Park
We had heard that Yellowstone National Park is a very
crowded place. So we were a little surprised to find that we were
the only campers in the entire park. But then, by November
17th, there should have been three to five feet of snow on the ground.
Most of the park was closed except for the north end. The park
opens again mid-December for snow vehicles and then closes again for a
while in the spring between the snow and summer tourists.
||We did see plenty of animals including buffalo, elk,
wolves, and coyotes
All of the signs said DON'T APPROACH THE BUFFALOS.
I was glad we were in the truck. This is not a zoom-in shot.
||Mitch and Max each took turns driving the truck for a
while through the park.
Here's a picture of the elk herd that hangs around the
park buildings in Yellowstone. It seems that elk like to be near
people and buildings for some reason. Maybe they have figured out
that elk hunting is not permitted in downtown areas.
||We really like our new truck. Mitch and Max seem to be
all over it.
|Here's the gate at the North entrance
||It's time for us to go. Snow is predicted and we
don't want to get stuck here until next spring
Another interesting thing that we saw in North Yellowstone
was this petrified Redwood tree.
Did you know that Redwoods required a totally different
ecosystem from the one that currently exists in Yellowstone? This
provides us with a reminder of how much the earth changes periodically.
Copyright Nodland 1999