I have just returned from a week-long road trip that included three days in Yellowstone. Before arriving there, I had only a faint notion of what to expect, but I was completely blown away by what I saw.
The park is enormous, which allows for it to envelop many different but very beautiful landscapes. From various view points along the way and even from the side of the road, I could see hues of green that seemed to go on for miles, stretching from grassy plains all the way to dark green pines. The lakes, rivers, and streams were so still that they perfectly reflected the mixture of blue and white tones from the skies above. Amid these seemingly calm features was the occasional steaming hot spring, bubbling pool of mud, or volatile geyser, which served as an effective reminder of both the power and beauty of nature. In the distance, the somewhat snow-covered mountains provided the ideal backdrop to this natural work of art. At night, the campsite was almost completely silent, with only a few hushed whispers from within my neighbors’ tents. The night sky was stunning – not a cloud in sight and a multitude of brightly shimmering stars – permeated every so often by the random shooting star.
I am so grateful for the Yellowstone experience and would love to visit again. I highly recommend this park to anyone that has an interest in outdoor activities or just enjoying nature. If you’d like to know more about my experience, don’t hesitate to comment or contact me via email or social media.