From Rapid City, SD we decided to check out Devils Tower in the Black Hills in Wyoming. It was a nice little side trip before heading to Yellowstone.
Our trip over the Longhorn Mountains heading toward Yellowstone was a tough trip. We took route 16(which was suppose to be the safest route) with hairpin turns, no guardrails, signs telling us to keep testing our brakes and truck runoffs. It was around 8 o'clock when we arrived at Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Resort, tired and anxious from the ride. The campground elevation was 5,000 feet and we didn't feel quite right, it wasn't until later in the week when we realized the elevation was effecting us.
Yellowstone was everything we thought it would be with beautiful landscapes, lakes, rivers and allot of different wildlife. Al got a good picture of a deer mule and buffalo. We saw so many canyons, falls, geysers and water bodies that we haven't seen anywhere else. There are some many hot springs or geysers throughout the park but keep in mind they stink because they are made up of sulfur. Still a must see, I'm breaking Yellowstone up into 3 sections because Al took so many great pictures, it hard to choose just a few!
With a heavy heart, I say goodbye to my little buddy Murph. I will miss you & I love you!
|Devils Tower in Wyoming|
|Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Resort in |
Cody, WY(elevation 5,000 feet)
|Mule Deer(Al got within 50 feet for this pic)|
|Black Sand Basin w/boiling springs|
|Black Sand Basin w/rainbow colored sands|
|Kepler Cascades in the lower loop|
|Al took this picture of a hiker taking pictures of the falls. |
He never looked up to see the Osprey(follow the tree above the
hiker to the left and zoom in).
|I know another picture of a buffalo, but this one is awesome!|