Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yellowstone National Park

If I had to sum up Yellowstone National Park in one word that would be "active". The people are active the animals are active and blimy the ground all around you is active.
There are many areas where the ground is boiling, steaming, hissing and there are pools of water of many colours. It is eerily cool.

The rock formations are amazing and of course we saw Old Faithful Geyser go off.

The park scenery is so diverse from one part to another. You can go from lush mountain meadows

to what looks like a moonscape.

There were many waterfalls

all around the scenery was gorgeous

While I went trail riding

my husband Pete went fishing. We both had a blast.

We lucked out and saw lots of wildlife

a grizzly bear, buffalo, big horn sheep, elk, deer, chipmucks just to name a few. The only thing we didn't see was a moose!!

It was a great few days and we only covered about 1/2 of the park as it is so vast. We will definitely have to return, maybe in the winter when the wildlife watching is supposed to be brilliant.

On the downside, it is not a very dog friendly park and I would probably not take Zack if we went back. Most of the areas of interest dogs are not allowed. All the paths are boardwalks above the ground as the ground itself is dangerous to walk on for people let alone dogs as it is unstable and boiling holes everywhere, but it is still a great place to visit and I would recommend the experience to everyone.

Zack also had a blast from staying with Dylan these last few days. When we brought him home last night he slept has if he had been at daycare, so he must have been having a great vacation too.

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