Thursday, June 2, 2011

Snowy Morning

Weather can be some what unpredictable in Yellowstone. You never know when you might get hit with a snow storm, even at the end of May. After almost getting stranded in the park the day before we left, due to snow, we went to leave the next morning and found that the only road that was open was the one that led to Old Faithful. Since we wanted to get going as soon as possible so that we could hit a location or two on the way home we ended up taking the back route. The state highway that runs from West Yellowstone to Bozeman, MT was in good condition so we took that route. The highway does cut through the west edge of the park so we did get to enjoy some of the snowy scenery on our way out.


18 comments:

Margaret said...

Breathtaking! It is on my "short list" of places to see! I hope you plan on sharing many more photos!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Stunning photo and def on my "To Do" list - Spring is proving to be predicatably unpredicatable!

Martha Z said...

A beautiful photo op but weather sure is interfering with a lot of vacation plans this year.

Sylvia K said...

I do love Yellowstone and was able to visit several times while I lived in Montana! Never know when the snow will come! Terrific capture! Love the blue and the white! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

A very pretty view even if snow was not predicted for almost summer. Thanks for sharing with SWF.

Esther Garvi said...

So beautiful! Looks crisp and cold! With the heat down here in West Africa, I would actually fancy an dip in that icy river!!

Bare Mio said...

Beautiful shot!
It looks like wintertime.
Have a nice weekend. :O)

Liz said...

Breathtaking view.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Anki said...

It is beautiful with snow

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful snow scenery for you to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with us!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Karen said...

Snow in May! Chilly, but a lovely scene.

Dee said...

Nice.

Pretty Life Online said...

perfect view!!!! Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Light and Voices said...

I am so glad that you were not stranded in Yellowstone Park with the snow storm. Excellent shot you posted this week.
Joyce M

Shirley said...

It is not unusual for our area of the province, Alberta, to receive snow May long weekend but I didn't think Yellowstone would too. Glad you had the opportunity to capture it!


The Gardening Life

ladyfi said...

Cold - but so pristine and gorgeous!

forgetmenot said...

Such a beautiful scene. Seems funny to be looking at snow again. Yellowstone is always a lovely place anytime of year. Mickie :)

Cathy said...

What an absolutely beautiful photo. I love big blue skies with fluffy white clouds. And then that river. All I can say is, WOW!