Into the Yellowstone Interior

bison at midway geyser basin.jpg.jpgFor three months I've been living at the end of the road; now that the snowplows have opened up the Yellowstone interior, I've been having fun exploring Yellowstone's vast area. I am still trying to adjust to it being three times the size of Yosemite!

swan on gibbon river.jpg.jpgI had to drive to Old Faithful today to conduct an environmental training. Yellowstone has experienced record snowfall this winter and much of the landscape is still covered in snow.

But spring has gained the upper hand---the creeks and rivers are alive with rushing water, and newly green meadows have begun to peek out from beneath their white blanket. The steam from the geysers lend the land a mystical quality; I keep expecting a dragon or unicorn to emerge from the mist.