The Hendersons National Parks Tour - Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
A Western States National Parks Tour
We overnighted in a little Wyoming town called Rock Springs and the following day went through Jackson (would like to return here) and then into Grand Teton National Park. Wow!!!
This was our first time in that park and we will probably go back. The mountains knock your socks off and the meadows are full of wild flowers at that time of year.
We took a side road in to see Jenny Lake and it was well worth it.
We continued through the park and on into Yellowstone. We had reservations at a place just out the east entrance to the park. It was okay but next time we will probably stay in the park. You just have to make reservations WELL in advance.
We spent the next day in Yellowstone trying to take in as much as possible. We went on a ranger led walk and saw upper and lower falls.
No visit to Yellowstone is complete without seeing Old Faithful.
On the way to the next sight
we came to a dead stop on the road. We learned later that someone had been
injured and the helicopter that was sent to evacuate them landed in the only
place possible - the middle of the road. Some 45 minutes later the traffic
started moving again.
You always see bison in Yellowstone and at this time of the year they were shedding winter coats and looking pretty mangy.
Even though it had been pretty warm we drove through a hail storm on the way back to our digs. Small stones so no damage.
The next day we would head for home.