We drove across Wyoming following our time in South Dakota and were able to spend a quick but efficient few days in this spectacular part of creation.
In 1872 Yellowstone was established as the first National Park in the United States. The park is essentially an oasis resting within one of the largest super volcanos on the continent. It is considered an active volcano said to have erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. The park contains half of the world's geothermal features; the majority of the world's geysers are preserved within.
Remnants of fire, both from controlled burns and wildfires, decorated the landscape. Seeing the new growth forests and the remnants especially of the 1988 fire was truly remarkable. I'm amazed by creations ability to overcome tragedy. I'm especially thankful for the foresight of those who fought to preserve this place as a National Park.
If all your friends looked over a cliff for a grizzly, would you? Apparently no, no I would not. At least not with my mother in the car with me.
It's taken awhile but I've selected a few pics from the zillions taken on this recent expedition for you to see. Check out the slideshow below for more glimpses into our adventures at Yellowstone National Park: