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

14 thoughts on “Yellowstone National Park

    • We were so lucky to find the swans. I thought we would end up on a huge hike to see them into the back county but Kevin looked out the jeep window and they were right there in a pond on the side of the road.

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  1. I love Yellowstone. We went there on a treasure hunt just about 2 years ago, and had a great time. Saw herds of buffalo, but no swans. Will have to return for sure. Thanks for following my blog on our around the US and Canada Epic Road Trip.

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  2. Wen I sited Yellowstone a few years back and loved all the wild life. I was shocked at how close people tried to get to them forgetting that they are wild and it is. It good for the animal or human to get that close. It is a great trip and a must do for all campers.

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