Artist Point – Canyon Village: South Rim Drive (part #2) – Yellowstone National Park

Apparently, while it was snowing tiny little snowballs at Uncle Tom’s Point, it had been snowing those tiny little snowballs at Artist Point too. They looked like styrofoam and the kiddos loved them. It was a totally different type of snow than we’ve ever seen before. From Artist Point, the views of Yellowstone Falls and … Continue reading Artist Point – Canyon Village: South Rim Drive (part #2) – Yellowstone National Park

Tiny Snowballs – Wordless Wednesday

Uncle Tom’s Point – Canyon Village: South Rim Drive (part #1) – Yellowstone National Park

5/22/22 Our 2nd day exploring Yellowstone National Park started with a visit to Canyon Village. The Visitor’s Center was closed except for a Ranger at a table outside, and the store/cafe was open too. Per the suggestion of the park Ranger, we decided to take South Rim Drive. We made stops at Uncle Tom’s Point … Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Point – Canyon Village: South Rim Drive (part #1) – Yellowstone National Park

West Yellowstone, Montana – Yellowstone National Park

On our recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, we stayed at Rainbow Point Campground, which is just outside West Yellowstone, Montana. I got a little confused because I booked the reservation on recreation .gov and I thought that the campsite was inside of Yellowstone National Park, and that “West Yellowstone” was the west side of … Continue reading West Yellowstone, Montana – Yellowstone National Park

Midway Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 After Old Faithful we decided to stop at Midway Geyer Basin before heading back to camp at Rainbow Point Campground. Enjoy the photos of the steaming pools and bacteria mats. The colors in the pools are made by different types of bacteria that live in different temperatures of water. hot water falling into the … Continue reading Midway Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park

Fallen Pine Bough & Pinecones – Wordless Wednesday

Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 We finally made it to Old Faithful and we were rewarded by an awesome eruption that was 50-100 ft high and last 3 & 1/2 minutes. It was sunny and snowing and about 41°F. Old Faithful video in real time - the tiny flashes of light in the video is sun reflecting off snowflakes … Continue reading Old Faithful – Yellowstone National Park

Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

5/21/22 Yellowstone Day #1: After visiting the West Yellowstone visitor’s center and purchasing Junior Ranger workbooks for $3 each, we opted to head to Old Faithful first. We got distracted and stopped to look at bison across the river… bison across the river we were really pretty far away from the bison we saw this … Continue reading Fountain Paint Pots – Yellowstone National Park

Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

We kicked off camping season 2022 with a weekend getaway to Yellowstone National Park! We stayed at Rainbow Point Campground. It is located on the banks of scenic Hebgen Lake, in southwestern Montana in Custer Gallatin National Forest. We had electric hookup, but no water hookup, no sewer hookup, and no dump site at the … Continue reading Rainbow Point Campground (Site B20) – West Yellowstone, Montana

Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho

This wildlife refuge was a bit disappointing as the “wetland” was completely bone dry. It just wasn’t very pretty or well maintained in appearance. We saw red-winged blackbirds, peregrine falcon, a pair of sandhill crane, 2 pairs of Canada geese, magpies, and a pair of pronghorn. All in all it was not a wasted trip, … Continue reading Camas National Wildlife Refuge – Hamer, Idaho