Spring Opening on April 18, at Yellowstone’s west entrance arrived in gray tones and a surreal stillness we never experienced last summer.
Only a few cars trickled through the gates in late afternoon and, oftentimes, ours was the lone car on the road. Snow lined roads and freezing temperatures reminded us that winter still commanded the season. Icy winds raced across steaming grounds filling the air with a pungent sulphur-like aroma. A yellow orange orb, called the sun, made brief guest appearances. No matter what weather Mother Nature chooses, Yellowstone is beautiful!
Within minutes, Bison greeted us in their usual way, lumbering down the road blocking traffic in both directions to the delight of our two co-workers visiting Yellowstone for the first time.
Headed for Old Faithful Geyser, we stopped at Lower Geyser Basin and trekked along the snowbank covered boardwalk past the sign which…
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