Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

This was the second NP we visited on our 9200 mile Grand Tour of the US - the first being Grand Teton. Our family of 5 (3 young daughters) traveling in a 22 ft. Jamboree - made a habit of going to all the ranger talks. However the talk we heard the first night at Yellowstone was after we had visited the Mud Volcano and walked within 25 feet of a big buffalo. Thankfully we didn’t disturb him, but the ranger told us “Beware of the lone bull buffalo; he may attack without any provocation.” It was a good lesson for future visits. On this same trip, we visited Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake, Redwoods, Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Guadalupe and Carlsbad Caverns. It was the trip of a lifetime and gave our girls a love of nature and beauty and the desire to visit more national parks.

Sincerely,
Joan

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

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