We camped at Mammoth Hot Springs, a convenient location for touring although close to a main road. This location is open longer than others and this was in May with snow still falling at the geyser basin. Besides, it was spawning season for fish, which attract bears at some locations and we were in a tent camper. We were safe from bears at Mammoth Hot Springs, but were visited by lots of elk.
In this protected park, the elk and buffalo are not timid. In the town of Mammoth Hot Springs and on the terraces of the hot springs, the elk are almost always found sprawled on a lawn or on the warm rocks. And their curiosity in the campground was fascinating to the campers. Several times a day, a herd wou...Read More