Yellowstone National Park Journals

Majestic Yellowstone

A July 1990 trip to Yellowstone National Park by Wildcat Dianne

Horseback Riding Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: My father, sister, and I visited Yellowstone National Park in July 1990, and I would love to return someday to see what I missed. It was one of my most memorable vacations after many years of travel around the USA and Europe.

Majestic Yellowstone

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Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming. Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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My sister Erika and I were still living in Rhode Island in 1990, and we came to the northwestern USA to visit our father, who had moved to Idaho in 1987. Dad wanted to take us to Yellowstone National Park, and I was supposed to go with him during my 1988 visit to Idaho, but he had severely cut his toe mowing his lawn. So, the trip was postponed. In July 1990, my sister and I were able to take a trip to Yellowstone National Park with Dad, and it was a very memorable trip. We landed in Boise late at night and after staying in a hotel there, we left for Yellowstone early the next morning. Dad, Erika, and I stayed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the night before going to Yellowstone the ne...Read More

Roosevelt Lodge

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Hotel

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Roosevelt Lodge is named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who visited Yellowstone National Park in 1903 and fought to conserve it and many other national parks in the USA. If you are looking for the ultimate Yellowstone camping experience minus the wet tents and bears eating your food, you must stay at Roosevelt Lodge. Roosevelt Lodge consists of many spartan cabins with a full-size bed, a woodstove, and a table and chairs. Nothing much, but it is cozy. So, if you stay at Roosevelt Lodge, make sure that you bring sleeping bags, blankets, towels, and pillows because they are not provided by the Roosevelt Lodge staff. The bathrooms and showers are located in another building on the grounds an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Roosevelt Lodge

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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The Roosevelt Lodge Restaurant is a great place for you to have dinner after a long day of horseback riding, driving, or hiking in Yellowstone. The decor of the restaurant is very rustic, with log-cabin architecture and the requisite deer and moose heads on the walls. If you are hungry after your long and adventurous day, then the Roosevelt Lodge Restaurant is the place to be. The food is stick-to-your-ribs-and-fingers good barbecue. Dad, Erika, and I ate there every night we were staying in Yellowstone, and we would have either the barbecue ribs or chicken. The ribs and chicken are smothered in a yummy barbecue sauce, and you would wish you were a piece of meat. The meal comes wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 27, 2004

Roosevelt Lodge Restaurant
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381

Horseback Riding

Attraction | "Horseback Riding in Yellowstone"

Horseback Riding Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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The best way to see Yellowstone National Park is by horseback. There are daily tours by horseback that leave from the stables near Roosevelt Lodge. They are led by experienced guides who will help you mount the horse, show you how to ride the horse, and guide you on the many trails that go through Yellowstone. My sister Erika, Dad, and I went on one of these trips in 1990. Before we got started, my sister Erika had a heck of a time getting on her horse and Dad and I had to keep from laughing as the horse tried to take off when Erika tried to mount him or her. There were two German tourists waiting to go on the trip, too, and if my little knowledge of German was right, they were making fun o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2002

Horseback Riding
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381

Lower Falls

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Attraction | "The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone."

Lower Falls Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park is breathtaking and one of the natural wonders of the world. It is located in the Lower Loop of Yellowstone near the West Entrance and is not to be missed when you visit Yellowstone. The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is one of the biggest canyons in the USA next to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Hell's Canyon on the Idaho/Oregon border. It cuts across Yellowstone's landscape for about 20 miles and at 1,200 feet, it is one of the deepest canyons. The Yellowstone River runs through the Grand Canyon, and two waterfalls have been created from the Yellowstone River. The waterfalls are a gorgeous shade of emerald green from all of the minerals that go t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Lower Falls

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381

Mammoth Hot Springs

Attraction

Mammoth Hot Springs Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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It was a rainy afternoon in Yellowstone, and Dad, Erika, and I decided to drive up to Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone's Upper Loop to check it out. Mammoth Hot Springs are thousands of years old and are another natural wonder of Yellowstone National Park. The Jupiter-like terraces are from limestone deposits called travertine. This element gives the terraces its pristine white colors along with algaes and other minerals that give the springs its Jupiter-like rings and colors. When Dad, Erika, and I first arrived at Mammoth Hot Springs, we were overcome by a stench like rotten eggs. It was from all of the sulfur from the natural hot springs. We both declared we had arrived in Jup...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381

Yellowstone National Park

Attraction | "Old Faithful Geyser"

Yellowstone National Park Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Of course, no trip to Yellowstone National Park would be complete without the obligatory trip to Old Faithful Geyser, the most popular sight in the park. Dad, my sister Erika, and I arrived in Yellowstone National Park in July 1990 and one of our first stops was to see Old Faithful. First, we stopped at the historic Old Faithful Inn and took photos there before continuing on to the geyser. For a reasonable rate, you can stay at the hotel and hear Old Faithful erupt on an hourly basis. But Dad had made reservations for us to rough it at the Roosevelt Lodge. Old Faithful Geyser is thousands of years old and is one of the oldest active geysers in the world. It can spew water as high ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Yellowstone National Park
Headwaters of the Yellowstone River
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381