|Map Courtesy of NPS|
Our intention was to travel from the Canyon Village area to the West Thumb area. This is the remaining section of the "figure 8" we had yet to complete. Well, you know how fulltimer's plans change.....and they did again today.
|Crowds at the edge of the Lower Falls|
|Closer View of Lower Falls|
From the Canyon Area trails we headed south toward Lake Village and Bridge Bay. Between these points you pass through the Hayden Valley, home to many species of wildlife in Yellowstone Park. It was now about 4:30 PM and time for the wildlife to start doing their "evening" show. I guess the word didn't get to any except the bison today, because they were the main drawn. It literally took about 30 minutes to go about 3 miles. This is not a complaint, just a warning to anyone traveling through this area of the park during this time of day.
|Two calves beside the road|
We finally made it down to West Thumb by late afternoon, but there wasn't nearly as much to see along the way, so we decided to call it a day. We've now traveled all of the main roads in Yellowstone (it only took us 5 trips!) and we're ready to branch out.
Stayed tuned for some hiking and hopefully a boat tour of the Yellowstone Lake in the coming days.
Thanks again for stopping by!