• Montana,  National Parks,  Trips,  Wyoming

    2011 WY/MT Trip โ€“ Day 3

    We got an early start this morning to try to beat some of the crowds. Our first stop was Mammoth Springs near Gardiner. Monday Travel: Old Yellowstone Gate: Road up to Mammoth Springs:   Mammoth Springs area:       From Mammoth Springs, we took Blacktrail Plateau Road to try to get off the beaten path some: We continued on toward the North East entrance to the park. The road on the way to that entrance is abundant with wildlife…

  • Montana,  National Parks,  Trips,  Wyoming

    2011 WY/MT Trip โ€“ Day 2

    Today we left Jackson and headed toward our next stop of Gardiner MT via Yellowstone Natโ€™l Park. On the way up, we knocked out the more โ€˜touristyโ€™ portions of the park. And man, I can safely say that this is by the far the busiest park Iโ€™ve ever been in (even if it is labor day weekend). Stand in line to see something, 20 seconds to take a couple of photos, then get out of the way before you get…