Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 2 - Yellowstone National Park

Sunday, August 15
Overnight, the coyotes were howling, the starry night was better than Van Gogh's, and we all got a much needed good night's sleep.

Dan cooked bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast. We packed up camp and got on the road to yellowstone at 8:45 am.

After getting off I-90 and on to US Hwy 14 in Sheridan, we drove up into the mountains in Big Horn National Forest. On the way up the mountain, there were lots of wildflowers along the roadside. It's hard to identify them at driving speed, but I recognized silver lupine and indian paintbrush for sure. I dream of re-visiting the Burgess junction area again with wildflower books and digital SLR in hand.

Arrived in Yellowstone around 6 pm. Apparently it was perfect timing because on our way from the east entrance to our campground, we saw a moose, then a young grizzly (can you believe we saw a grizzly?!?), a big buck mule deer, and finally some more buffalo. We camped at bridge bay campground (which Dan says is like camping at the mall of America, since it has 425 campsites).

Once at the campground, we ate, walked to the lake, bought a few groceries and called it a night. Good night.

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