These pictures don’t do our trip justice. It was more amazing than I can ever relate.
The first morning, I unzipped the tent to find snow had fallen in the 25* night. We, surprisingly, stayed pretty warm in our tent.
We decided to check out Old Faithful first:
One of the amazing pools around Old Faithful:
We hiked about a mile to see Old Faithful go off and to avoid the crowds:
Here’s our view, before it went off:
We waited, in the snow, with one other couple and their 3 year old and then it went off:
Lu didn’t want her picture taken:
Old Faithful, the snow, and us:
We saw a few Yellow Bellied Marmots:
The next day we went on a 6 mile hike to Shoshone Lake. It’s the largest lake in the contiguous United States that you can’t get to by car. It was also right in the middle of a bear area. We had our spray and we made A LOT of noise! No bears were seen!
Shaun’s favorite part of Yellowstone was Hayden Valley, we had our best grizzly sighting here-too bad I don’t have a good zoom lens!
Some of the hundreds of bison we saw:
Lucy counting them:
A hot spring run off:
The Grand Prismatic Pool-AMAZING!
Lu and Daddy watching an Osprey.
As it gets a fish!
One of the MANY elk we saw!
The view of Yellowstone Lake from our campground:
A cute, but blurry picture of my Lu:
The Lower Falls:
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone:
Hiking down Uncle Tom’s Trail to the bottom of the Lower Falls:
At the bottom of the 327 steps:
And back up:
The Lower Falls from Artist’s Point:
Hello there, bison!
A fox! The only thing to actually scare us-it ran right at Lucy and Shaun! We were very careful to follow the 25/100 yard rule while there!
The Petrified Tree:
We got to see babies nursing in this heard of bison:
Lu and Mommy having a peanut butter cup at lunch
8 big horn sheep-4 ewes and 4 lambs:
We also got to see the sheep nursing!
A heard of bison right outside of the Old Faithful Inn:
Our last sunset: