Today Yellowstone gave us a one-hour traffic jam, all for one buffalo on the road. Cars were backed up for at least five miles. I assumed that a pack of wolves had a grizzly cornered and there was an epic battle. (maybe it was delirium based hope) One buffalo was the reason, probably was walking down the middle of the road. We didn’t see him on the road, he was just off in the trees. I am so glad that we were not in the same jam of tourists in August. We would still be there.
Grand Prismatic Spring.
It took several days to get the picture of Grand Prismatic Spring. I’m glad we came back – it was the total reason to stay an extra day here in West Yellowstone. Tomorrow we move to Island Park Idaho and the weather is predicted to be better. Hopefully, we can get back on the kayaks. What did we miss in Yellowstone, didn’t see any wolves, bears or moose.
While we were here, Tami found two friends she hasn’t seen in twenty years staying in the same campground. Of course, they were only here for four days and they saw both black bears and grizzly bears and moose. We couldn’t accomplish that in more than two weeks. We will just have to come back. Next time we are going to come up from the south via Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. Our path south will take us to the west side of the Grand Tetons within an easy drive. The west side is not supposed to be as dramatic, but nice none the less.
We hope to be back with family before the end of the month in Boise. Oregon in October, depending on the rain.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our 2019 Route
Link to our route Minot North Dakota to Boise
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