June 7, 2010

Late Spring in Yellowstone & Beartooth Highway

A late spring visit to Yellowstone will yield many animal and other sightings.

You may see a herd of buffalo, also known as bison, grazing on the distant prairie.

You may see badgers burrowing in the remaining snow...though probably not. They are here according to the Park Service, but rarely seen by visitors.

You may see homosapiens attempting to look normal for the camera. Tip...wear sunglasses and no one will know your eyes are closed.

You may see a lot of clouds in the sky.

You may see construction workers toiling during their apparent break. Luckily, they finished removing the snow in time for our visit.

If you are lucky, you will see a mother bear and her two cubs.

You may see some pronghorn butting heads.

You may see a new young bison attempting to take its first drink.
You make go down a road and see this amazing view.

Heading over Dunraven Pass toward Lamar Valley, you may see snow in places that will later be beautiful waterfalls.
Heading through Lamar Valley towards the northeast entrance to the park, you may see deer lurking at the roadside.

You may see animals in groups or alone. You may wonder why the lone animals are alone.

After exiting the park near Cooke City, Montana you may continue east to see the magnificent views from the Beartooth Highway.

This road is the highest elevation highway in Wyoming (10,947 feet), Montana (10,350 feet) and the Northern Rockies.
The Top of the World Store sits at 9,400 foot near the middle of the 69 mile Beartooth Highway.

If you keep an eye out, you may see some beautiful rushing streams and waterfalls along your drive.

If you are lucky, you will not see the beautiful rushing water when you really have to go to the bathroom.

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To be continued...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sweet!