Published: July 31st 2008July 19th 2008
Here we are...
Yogi bear country...
Having grown up watching the cartoon "Yogi Bear"
We'd wanted to visit "Yellowstone"
, the place that Jellystone was based on.
The bears were the main attraction for us, with fingers crossed you paid a visit.
"Watch out Yogi
here we come!!!"
There was so much to see in this park, wildlife, fantasic views and an abundance of geothermal features.
We'd already seen a lot of thermal activity in New Zealand and we were well impressed.
But we were absolutely gob smacked, as to how much there was to see there. (The world's first national park, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the bill to create Yellowstone National Park in 1872.
Located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, Yellowstone is a true American wilderness - 97 percent of the park's 3,400 square miles (2.2 million acres) remains pristinely undeveloped.
While Old Faithful, the most widely recognized geyser, serves as the park's signature steam, there are more than 10,000 other geothermal features, including geysers, hot springs, mudpots and fumaroles. In recent years some geysers which had been dormant began spouting off again. The Yellowstone River drops over 400 feet in two
waterfalls cutting a grand canyon deep into the golden-hued rock that gives the park its name.)
Rising in the mountains along the continental divide, the Snake River merges with the Lewis River at the South entrance to Yellowstone.
It was great to be able to tick off our list, another one of our "to do's".
Our quest was to see a bear in the wild, which we hadn't yet seen.
And guess what? WE DID!!!
How happy are we? If there is only ever one National Park you do in America, be sure it's this one.
You won't be dissapointed it has everything!!!
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