Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

As an underachiever, I kept my expectations of Yellowstone very minimal. I wanted to see geysers (check!) and bison (check!). When the driver in the oncoming lane flashed his headlights at me, little did I know the thrill of a lifetime was beyond the next bend. Suddenly I was the lead car in a bison jam!!! This visual serves as a reminder for me to take it easy and not be in such a hurry.

Sincerely,
Arthur

Yellowstone National Park

America's first national park is named after the river that runs through it. Within the park's massive boundaries, visitors can find mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and some of the most concentrated geothermal activity in the world. The park has 60% of the world’s geysers, as well as hot springs and mud pots. It is also home to diverse wildlife with the largest concentration of mammals in the Lower 48 states, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk.

State(s): Idaho Montana, Wyoming,

Established: 1872

“We need to keep this pristine for future generations!!!”

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