Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Presidents Day Trip

I won't be doing Make It in Minutes Monday  because we decided it would be a good weekend to go to Yellowstone National Park.

Only a northeast corner of the park is open to car travel in winter. The rest of the park is open for snowmobiles and snow coaches. We were only there a short time, so we visited the northeast corner.

This is the Buffalo Ranch in the Lamar Valley. It started out as a real buffalo ranch with the goal of restoring bison in the park. Once the bison were re-established, it was used for public education by the advocacy group,Yellowstone Forever. You can take classes from professionals on almost any topic, including geysers, photography, wildlife and the environment.

The weather has been very warm for February and you see there is lots of snow, but it has melted down quite a bit.

We did see wolves, but they were too far away for pictures. This coyote crossed the road in front of us and posed for a few pictures before moving on.

There are many bison on the Blacktail Plateau. Most seem to have come through the winter in good condition.

Some bison on the grounds at Mammoth Hot Springs. The old building in the background is known as the Mail Carriers Cabin.

This the north entrance on the edge of Gardiner, Montana. The arch was built in 1884 and has a plaque on the other side that says "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people."

I hope you enjoyed viewing Bill's pictures. Have a great day!


Crafting Katie said...

It's so beautiful! I've never been there in the winter - thanks for sharing a glimpse of it!

Classic Creations by Shawn said...

Welcome to my home town. Please let me know when you come back. My husband and I have an annual pass and would love to give you a tour of the park inside. As a matter of fact the park opens up completely in May.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a wonderful weekend :)

JenniferE said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure you are enjoying it!

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StampingBetty said...

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Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful photos. TFS. ana

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