Driving Through Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming State; Yellowstone National Park – Day 3
Today, we’re on the third day of our road trip. Without hesitating, this has been the most interesting one. We started our day in Helena, MT and drove into Idaho, back to Montana, and entered Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Let me tell you this, Yellowstone National Park is amazing! We entered the west side of the park visiting Old faithful Geyser. It’s the world’s best-known geyser and its eruption intervals have varied from 40 to 126 minutes. Yellowstone is one of the world’s largest volcanoes. The magna lies just a few miles beneath the Earth’s surface. It was a really cool experience. Yellowstone wildlife includes bison (buffalo), elk, grizzly and black bears, wolves, trumpeter swans, and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. We were lucky to encounter many Bisons on the way into the park. They literally took a nice stroll on road and could care less about all the cars that were passing. We also saw several mule deer walking along the Yellowstone Lake. Oreo and Marabou didn’t care about the animals; Manhattan on the other hand was very interested and thought he had made some new friends.
There’s a $30 entrance fee per vehicle to the park and it’s good for a week. There are plenty of things to do at Yellowstone and I wish we’d have more time to spend here. The park has several lodging, camping, and restaurant options. I’d have loved to hike here, but they highly recommend hiking in groups of three or more people because of bears.
We decided to spend the night in East Wyoming in which would require a longer drive. Little did we know that we would end up in a snow blizzard driving through curvy mountain roads with little to no sight. We drove 5-10 mph and it took 3.5 hours to get out of the horrifying weather conditions. I don't mind driving in snow, but this time I really thought we wouldn't make it. Luckily, dogs slept through the mess and we ended up at the hotel at 3:00 in the morning.