John and Janet 2012 Oregon travel blog

First Buffalo

Guess What I'm Doing

What Relief


The View

Daily Buffalo Jam

Cars Stop

On The Run



Roaring Mountain

Good Name

Don't Get Too Close

First Elk

Grizzly and Cubs

Head Shot

Where's Your Brother?

Great Moment!


Close Up

What A Place To Build A Road

Fort Yellowstone

Visitor Center



I Need Shade

We Agree


Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Living Color

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

One More Elk!

We head to Yellowstone National Park. We travel to Madison, Norris and then north to Mammoth Hot Springs.

The lodge pole pines have their bark scrapped by buffalo. The majestic mountains are always in the background. The rivers seem to flow in all directions.

The wildlife is untamed and abundant. We parallel an eagle as it follows the Madison River. The buffalo are everywhere. A mother grizzly with her two cubs feed in the meadow. The elk are close. A yellow-bellied marmot sits on the side of the road. The frogs croak and the birds chirp as I take pictures.

The thermal areas defy description. In Alaska, I fell in love with every glacier I saw. Here at Yellowstone, I love every bit of steam that comes out of the ground.

Yellowstone National Park does not disappoint. It is a magical place. May we always protect it.

Campground: Yellowstone Grizzly RV

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