Yet another very cold start, they do encourage quick packing of the tent though. Today should see us go up to Slough Creek Campground in the NE corner of Yellowstone.
We left Colter Bay and the drive takes us past Flagg Ranch which was on the original route. It is still closed and you can see why, the burnt trees down both sides of the road, in the distance you can see smoke from still burning forest. The stench of burning green wood can be smelt everywhere.Once past this we entered Yellowstone via the south, places visited along the way were: Lewis Falls, West Thumb Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. We then continued up the west side of the park to Mammoth Springs. The Yellowstone road network is in a figure of 8.
From Mammoth we headed for the NE entrance road, here we saw our first Bison (cheers) but our intended campground was closed due to fires. We turned around and headed down the east side of the park. This involved driving over a high pass at 8859 ft where there was snow by the roadside from last night.
Every campsite was full, so we kept going, stopping to see Sulphur Cauldron and Mud Volcano, eventually camping at Grant Villiage, it was 7.00 pm by now.
I have put together some pictures of what we saw.
Finally I did make a couple of videos, follow the links below
You must watch this A Bison Wanders By
A dragon roaring
Of course Old Faithful