Yellowstone National Park

Reminiscing back to middle school sleepovers, floor-sleeping wasn't so bad. After making coffee and breakfast with the Jetboils, we set out to see all of the sights.

By 8 am, we'd seen wildlife galore and were at the Lower Falls. Sightseeing wasn't the only item on our agenda for the day. 

As fate would have it, the tire pressure alert came on. We backtracked to the gas station to check the tire pressure and since everything metered fine, we assumed it was the altitude. While there, we grabbed a second breakfast at Fishing Bridge General Store. At this point Mom started keeping a tally on how many sistah cyahs (Subaru's) she's seen. On the road again... 

The bison attempted to lead traffic and caused some delays (which ended up being the theme of the day). We headed on to the LeHardy Rapids and to the Canyon General Store for lunch and water refills. After a quick stop we headed on to Mammoth Hot Springs which took almost 2 hours because of extensive road construction and one lane roads. Mom was a bit tired after the ordeal so we headed back to the Lake Lodge. We were both frustrated after sitting in traffic for another hour and a half due to a bison-tourist delay. Just before arriving to the lodge, we saw this handsome creature. 

Yellowstone has so much to offer and we wished we'd had more time to explore it all. 

  • Day 9 stats: 138 miles, 0 (new) states, 0 (new) NPS. Subaru count: 144.
  • Running stats: 2,183 miles, 7 states, 12 NPS. Subaru count: 144.