It was a beautiful, if windy morning, and we saw gorgeous scenery, wildflowers, (probably) fox tracks, a snowshoe hare, and a ridiculously patient marmot.
Next we headed back up North and stopped at the Mud Volcano area to check out some of the thermal features.
The quintessential Yellowstone shot: a bison, some thermal features steaming away, and a bunch of cars pulled over to the side of the road.
We drove up through the Hayden Valley, where despite the dozens of people pulled over, there were no bears or wolves to be seen...yet.*
We did a quick drive by of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and ate lunch with our stuffed buffalo friend at Canyon visitor's center.
Anyway...the park was almost empty and we could almost anywhere we wanted, and the crowds were very light. We visited a number of thermal features...The park was almost empty and we could almost anywhere we wanted, and the crowds were very light. We visited a number of thermal features...
I'm not sure how we could go about replicating the experience, but it was so moving we went inside and dropped a fortune in the gift shop.