Yellowstone National Park Journals

Early Summer in Yellowstone National Park

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Norris Campground Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: Early Summer in Yellowstone is a treat to the eyes as well as being stress free.

Early Summer in Yellowstone National Park

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Overview

Mammoth Hot Springs Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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There are no crowds in the early to middle parts of June. They start showing up the first week of July. June is the best time to go to see young bison, elk, deer, and even a grizzly bear if you are lucky. The parking and tourist areas are easy to get to since summer vacations with the kids haven't started yet. Spend time walking the boardwalks at your leisure, then venture into the snack shops for lunch without standing in long lines or dealing with large crowds... what a time to go. Tucked into the North Eastern part of the park is the Lamar Valley (near tower-roosevelt). This is where the largest wolf packs will be found. Keep a keen eye out for them on the hills in the Slough Creek area....Read More

Norris Campground

Hotel | "Norris camp grounds"

Norris Campground Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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I love the campgrounds near Norris Geyser Basin. Elk and bison are always stopping at the nearby stream and meadow for a drink and a snack. In the evenings and early mornings it is possible to hear coyotes howling in the distance.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2000

Norris Campground
Mammoth-Norris Road
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Driving Route 191

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Attraction | "The Driving Tour"

Driving Route 191 Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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You don't always have to get out of the car to experience the beauty of this park. Starting at Mammoth Hot Springs near the North entrance, head East to Tower-Roosevelt. Take a break and have a meal in the Lodge, before continuing east into the Lamar Valley. This is where the main population of wolves are. It is also a beautiful flat valley with mountains at the far end. After getting your fill, pull a U-turn and turn Left at the Tower-Roosevelt intersection. A short distance south come to Tower falls and take the hike to the bottom...save the ice cream stand for when you get back. Continuing south, you will climb over Dunraven Pass on your way to Canyon Village. The pass is a wonderful pl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 18, 2000

Driving Route 191
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lower Falls

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Attraction | "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone"

Lower Falls Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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The Yellowstone river cuts a deep canyon through yellow and red rock. The Lower falls is the place to be when looking for the beautiful views. It's a must see from all angles. Take the 'Artists Point' turn off just south of Canyon Village. This affords you two viewpoints. Go to the end for easy access to the viewpiont. A closer and more spectacular view is afforded by turning off at the Uncle Tom's Trail. This as an easy hike down with a strenuous return. Take care on the slippery steps and make sure you are in good shape for the trip back up. Then return to the main road and head into Canyon Village. Continue down the road to the canyon drive. There are four lookout...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2000

Lower Falls

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

Mammoth Hot Springs

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Attraction

Mammoth Hot Springs Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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A short hike along the boardwalk with get you in and among this extraterastrial landscape. Minerals from deep within the earth bubble up with the hot water and build these beautiful terraces. Different colors are created by different minerals such as Sulfer, Calcium, and Sodium. Be respectful and don't damage any of the delicate landscape. Also be watchful of children... it is tempting to put your finger in the water to see how hot it is. Trust me, it's HOT! Little ones can be easily scalded.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2000

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

Geyser Basin

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Attraction

Geyser Basin Photo, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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If Yellowstone is known for anything, it's known for its geysers. Old Faithful being the most well known of all. However, it is not the most beautiful, nor is it the largest. In 1999 Norris Geyser erupted for the first time in four years. Spuing water more than 200 feet into the air, it would easily dwarf the 75 foot Old Faithful. Stop at the visitors center to find times of eruptions at the many geysers in the geyser basin. Hikes are along designated and sometimes boardwalked trails. A little patience can pay off big time with a beautiful eruption. Ask a ranger about the more spectacular geysers in the area.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 18, 2000

Geyser Basin
Old Faithful Area
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381