Yellowstone part six

Our visit is winding down, and we are at loose ends about how to spend our last day in the park. We’ve seen the geysers and hot springs, toured Old Faithful Lodge, driven over almost every major paved portion of the park, taken several hikes, and viewed a bounty of wildlife.

We decide to take one last drive up to Antelope Valley in Dunraven Pass and spend a couple of hours glassing the area of wildlife. A deer comes over the hill but scurries back out of sight and a coyote lopes by, but the valley is quiet. When rain begins to fall, we fold up our chairs and head back towards Lake Lodge. We stop to photograph the beautiful meadows of wildflowers near Mount Washburn.
We spot what we suspect is the same grizzly in Hayden Valley and watch in anticipation as he passes through a herd of elk, but he ignores them as they watch him on high alert. As dusk falls, he passes over a hill, so we move down into a lower pull-out along the valley hoping for one final look before calling it a night.
We get more than we bargain for when he not only comes into view but heads straight for us. He meanders along the hill and eventually crosses the road only a few yards away, eventually moving out of sight in the falling light. It is the perfect way to end our Yellowstone Vacation.
Too excited to sleep, we stop of at the Lake Lodge and find an empty table where we play cards and share a few laughs. The place is surprisingly full of people and many different languages can be heard through the large room. When we are finally tired, we pack up our cards and call it a night. In the morning, we will leave through the south entrance and pass through the Grand Tetons before finally returning to the hustle and bustle of city life.

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3 thoughts on “Yellowstone part six

  1. I have really enjoyed reading your account of the Yellowstone trip. You all did so much, and saw so much! Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us. I have only been there once, years ago. Your stories and pics helped bring that time back a bit. Nice job!

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  2. Yellowstone is on our list to visit. Thanks for taking me on your trip. We almost did it last year but went to way too many other places instead. I should blog about last year’s driving vacation, 12 days 6 states. All that gas!

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  3. The pictures are beautiful. I can’t wait to be able to get my family there. Sometimes you forget, living in your little area of the world, that the U.S. has such beautiful spots.

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