Friday

Yellowstone National Park

During one of the mister & I's adventures we set out to visit North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Nebraska..  Like many of our trips, we had a rough outline of our agenda but allowed wiggle room to stay longer, or leave earlier if we felt the need to alter our schedule. 
One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to Yellowstone National Park. 

 

Yellowstone is the world's first national park. It is also one of its most unique and well visited. The park is  3,400 square miles  and boasts geysers, mountain lakes, forests, river canyons, waterfalls, and many threatened species.


The Grand Prismatic Spring, the third-largest hot spring in the world.
We both agreed we could go back and spent a week or two just in Yellowstone. 


After a ton of research we opt'd to go in the "off season" While some areas of the park were closed to visitors, we appreciated the lack of tourists, and quite honestly felt like we had the park to ourselves much of the time.


Several have asked me for tips when visiting Yellowstone.
 Note I am no expert but here are a few things I suggest. 
  1. Even in the off season, Old Faithful is a big draw. I suggest planning to see Old Faithful in the early morning or in the evening.  We followed this advise and watched her in all her glory with just 4 other people in the early am. 


2. Take the time to take a hike. (big or small) Don’t just see Yellowstone’s wonders through your car window. Walking even a ½ mile on a boardwalk or trail offers you a more complete sense of Yellowstone. And you are able to get up close and personal to so many of the parks amazing features. 


With little light pollution, the night sky is a wonder. Take time to get outside. 
We drove to the center of the park, were careful to look for animals, and go outside
it was crazy what you could see. Truly nearly the entire milky way is just shinning down for you to see 

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