Driving the North Loop

by hopesfrenzy

As my family and I continued to explore Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2009, we drove farther and farther out to the northeast corner of the park. This drive will always be remembered as one of the most beautiful.

Artist’s Point offers a great view of the Lower Falls, one of the most beautiful water falls in the world. And, I think that you can see why. My mom spent a lot of time looking for osprey nests, so see if you can spot any!

We ventured into the Lamar Valley in the northeast section of the park and to our bewilderment we soon found ourselves in the middle of a herd of American Bison. The sun was beginning to set and from behind the overcast sky the sun cast down on the bison herd. Soon after, the herds decided to invade the street and we were stuck there for a little while. Beautiful animals.

We rushed from the valley to Mammoth as the sun was setting. Along the way we decided to make a super quick stop to the Mammoth Springs. We got out of the car just as the clouds cleared on the horizon and the sun began to make its final descent. The land was barren and covered in red, green, and orange thermophiles. The trees there twist and turn upward and are so smooth. Essentially, this beautiful scene was completely surreal, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful events I have ever witnessed.

Vacationing with my family
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US

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