Monday, April 8, 2013

A Future Return to Yellowstone

 I am looking forward to going back to Yellowstone National Park next month. For many people like myself, who fall in love with the park, it is hard to be away for long. Its been almost two years now since we have been there.
The last time that we were there was in 2011. That year winter held out late into the spring and a lot of the park was still buried under the snow. This is a shot of me in front of one of the snow drifts along the side of the road in Hayden Valley. I am over six feet tall and that drift was twice at tall as I was.
Late spring in Yellowstone have typically been better for us for getting pictures. Since most of upper elevations are still covered the wildlife comes down to the lower elevations which is where most of the roads are. During our two snowy spring trips to Yellowstone in 2009 and 2011 is the only time that we have got a chance to see wolves up close. I was hoping that this year would be a repeat, since winter has been hanging on around here but I connected to the Yellowstone forums this week to see what people were seeing and many of the pictures that have been posted show very little snow. either way I am sure that we will have a good time. It is hard not to at a wonderful place like Yellowstone.


mick said...

Great photos of Yellowstone. Even without any wildlife the scenery alone is magnificent.

Randi said...

Your are lucky! I would love to visit this beautiful scenery!

Fun60 said...

Look forward to seeing some great photos from your visit.