More Nature Blathering

In CategoryAdventure
ByDeb

Listen, people. This whole Exploring Nature business is incredible.

I cannot stress enough how awesome Yellowstone is. If you are in the midst of planning a summer vacation, or want to do any traveling in the future, I can’t say enough good things about the park.

Interested in geology? Yellowstone has a different geological feature every time you turn a corner. Obsidian cliffs, ancient lava flows, hot springs, fumeroles, mud pots, geysers, waterfalls… the list is endless.

Interested in wildlife? The wildlife is AMAZING.

We went into the park on Sunday. We were there about 5 hours and only managed to get 26 miles because there was just SO MUCH to stop and see. And we didn’t even get to the main animal viewing areas! We saw wolves eating an elk carcass. WOLVES, people. Two black wolves and one gray. There were also Bald Eagles circling, waiting their turn.

A quarter mile later, we saw a Bison. We stopped for lunch and saw a bear crossing a stream. A BEAR, people! In real life! Doing it’s bear thing! On our way back out, we saw a HUGE Bison pawing at the ground and making a bed to have a nap. Have you ever seen a 1000 pound animal try to lay down? It’s something. A bunch of cars were stopped in the road toward the exit, and we soon realized it was because they were all gawking at a mama bear with two cubs in the woods. BEARS, people!

I NEVER thought we’d see a wolf or a bear. I know the kids wanted to, and I did too. But I never thought it would actually HAPPEN.

I am in awe of this place.

 

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5 Responses to “More Nature Blathering”

  1. MNKristy Says:

    Too bad that you don’t have binoculars or an awesome camera to take it all in. Darn.

    (j/k….in all seriousness, your photos are great!)
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  2. hikooky Says:

    Sounds like a spectacular trip. I want to see all the crazy geological features (one of which you posted above – whoa! cool! how?).
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  3. Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic Says:

    I am impressed that you made it 26 miles! I can’t even imagine how cool it is to tour Yellowstone at a leisurely/off-season pace. Have fun, Girl!
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  4. Eddie Says:

    Wow, And I was excited about the beaver we keep seeing. Bison kicks beaver behind, for sure.
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  5. Donna Says:

    I love Yellowstone! It’s my favorite place in the US. You are living my dream life. So cool.