Familiar businesses in Cody just east of Yellowstone
This was the smallest and most expensive hotel room I stayed in the entire trip. It was also the cheapest I could find near Yellowstone, a month and a half prior to my trip, when I was finally sure I was going.
The evening before, children had spent hours trying to lasso this wooden Indian
Shoshone river just west of Cody
Strange log building
Rock formations on the way into Yellowstone
One lane traffic meant a 45 minute wait
The drive in was more scenic than many of the roads in the park, itself
$25 / car / week
Much of the park was just boring trees
A professional photographer along with a family both taking pictures at the first roadside waterfall inside the park.
8461 feet was one of the highest elevations I saw anywhere on the trip.
On one of the highest peaks was the only time I saw a cell signal in the park.
Shallow mountain-top lake.
Thermal feature along the shores of Yellowstone Lake
Closer look at thermal feature at water's edge
Double-crested cormorants drying out at Pelican Creek
Double-crested cormorant flying
Most of the flowers in the park were yellow, purple, or white
A gray-jay at a picnic area
Water on the east of the divide flows toward the Atlantic ocean while water on the west flows toward the Pacific ocean
Lily pond along the road
Half the people in the park seemed to be at this one location, to see Old Faithful erupt every 90 minutes