Yellowstone National Park

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We camped at Bay Bridge Campground in Yellowstone National Park. Our mission was to see wildlife & explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone.

After reading Becky’s post at  Interstellar Orchard on the natural bridge hike, we were inspired to hike to the bridge. I’m glad we did the first thing we saw is these mule deer on the trail. They looked at us and we looked at them. I’m sure they thought we were odd looking but they were beautiful to us.

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Our first hike the natural bridge

The Natural Bridge by Bridge Bay Campground.

Blacktail Plateau Drive- a 7 mile dirt road on the North side of Yellowstone

Blacktail Plateau Drive- a 7 mile dirt road on the North side of Yellowstone

Blacktail Plateau we saw a Bison Herd

Blacktail Plateau- we saw a Bison Herd

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Moose we saw at Blacktail Plateau

This is a Moose we saw at Blacktail Plateau. I was told by a forest ranger moose are hard to spot in Yellowstone these day. There habitat has been diminished at Yellowstone.

some campers don't like to wait for the bison on the road

Some campers don’t like to wait for the bison on the road at Lamar Valley. Kevin and I woke up very early in the morning to see several herds of bison & a bald eagle in Lamar Valley.

Swan - This is a new bird for our life list.

Trumpeter Swan – This is a new bird for our life list.

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Yellowstone is filled with wildlife & incredible nature wonders.

Mission Accomplished

Happy Travels!

Wildlife Spotting

  • Gray Jay – Bridge Bay Campground
  • American Robin – Bridge Bay Campground
  • Moose – Blacktail Plateau
  • Bison – Lamar Valley & Blacktail Plateau
  • Trumpeter Swan – new life list bird
  • Squirrel- Bridge Bay Campground
  • Mule Deer – Natural BridgeHike
  • Pronghorn Antelope – Lamar Valley
  • Marmot – Natural Bridge Hike
  • Bald Eagle – Lamar Valley

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

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While camping at Star Valley Ranch Resort in Thayne, Wyoming Kevin and I explored the Grand Tetons National Park. The Grand Tetons are an incredible site. We drove to several wildlife hotspots but didn’t find wildlife until we drove the River Road.

River Road in the Grand Tetons

River Road in the Grand Tetons

The river road is a 4-wheel drive required road. The road was clear of debris but bumpy in some spots, so hold on tight. Our jeep wrangler made it just fine. We were able to see the Snake River at the end of the trip. Kevin and I spotted several birds and a pronghorn antelope along the trail.

Bald Eagle - spotted on River Road

Bald Eagle – spotted on River Road

This is our first Bald Eagle spotting. He was beautiful flying near the River Road.

Wildlife Spotted

  • Bald Eagle
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Raven
  • Clark’s Nutcracker
  • Pronghorn Antelope