Backing up to the National Parks of the USofA, a coffee person told me Glacier was way better than Yellowstone and that you have to do Yellowstone first as a warm up. I don’t entirely disagree, but these are radically different places. One is a geology nut’s Paradise, the other is simply Mother Nature showing off, just out of the shower, ready for action. Then there’s Banff, but that comes later.
Here’s a moosemom and her kids (three little meese out of frame) I forgot to include in my Happy Traffic post along with hundreds of other photos of Yellowstone. I of course only saw about 1/238952639582th of the place and I highly recommend families and explorers of all ages spend as much time as possible here. Here is another reason to visit …
Here are my Japanese cousins-through-fake-sister preparing to enter the park at sunset as I leave. Note the little boys aren’t even in the park yet and are already interested in geology.
This is all there is between YNP and GNP. This and a billion cherry farms along Flathead Lake. Oh and the cities of Bozeman, Butte, and Missoula, Montana.
I was amazed, utterly, by Yellowstone and I hope to visit again. This was Solomon’s reaction …
He was obviously exhausted by all the volcanic landscaping excitement.
We crashed in Missoula before heading on to GNP. My expectations were unfortunately high.
And then we got there and I wept.
There’s just too many and as you can imagine, the photos are laughable compared to standing there.
He did have some nice hikes and spent some time ignoring birds. There are monstrously large ravens up here.
Below is a terrible video made with the iphone that’s mounted on my dash. It’s more of a music video for the incredible Michael Kiwanuka, but it gives you a little taste of driving through here.
I’m off to rescue the boy from the sweltering heat and overprotective fascists. Have a good one!