Yesterday Joe and I rode the Harley to Yellowstone. It was 196 miles round trip from Cody. It took us about 51/2 hours from beginning to end. The ride to the East Entrance of the park was through the Shoshone National Forest (which was a pretty ride also with lots of photo opps I will share later). The longhorn sheep were at the entrance of the park. I had been watching for them the whole way there and finally got a picture. All the pictures in this part of the post were taken as we were riding. I took around 750 pictures so you can just imagine how hard it was to pick out a few. I was looking and clicking so much, I didnt realize my hands were almost frozen.... We had a great day! We met couples from Quebec, the Netherlands, and New York at different stops along the way.
|The Sylvan Pass...a few miles into the park...|
|... a few more miles...I've never seen snow so thick...|
|...it was so pretty.|
This is Yellowstone Lake. I have never seen a frozen lake before....the bison was headed to the edge of the lake. It was just beginning to thaw. We saw lots of bison grazing, but didn't see any bears.
|This is a small thermal pool. You can really smell the sulphur.|
|A look at the Yellowstone River...|
|...notice the yellow pole...they were everywhere to measure the how deep the snow is.|
|The central plateau just before getting to Canyon Village.|
|An interesting photo....lots of areas burned by wildfires|
|The ride down was alot scarier...|
|This mile and a half was really fun.....looked like lots and lots of ski slopes.|
|The canyon and falls are only visible from overlooks along the canyon rim. We had to park and walk to the overlook to get this picture.|