Tag Archives: Yellowstone National Park

Where the Elk Roam

In Yellowstone

Wildlife Lesson 101

ELK

Male Elk:  Bull
Female Elk:  Cow
Baby Elk:  Calf

DEER

Male Deer:  Buck, Stag, Hart
Female Deer:  Doe
Baby Deer:  Fawn

MOOSE

Male Moose:  Bull
Female Moose:  Cow
Baby Moose:  Calf

West Yellowstone (West Entrance)

Within 15 minutes of entering Yellowstone – BOOM Wildlife Sighting!


(Photos by RSheridan)

West Thumb Geyser Basin Area


(Photos by RSheridan)

Grant Village Area

We had heard this Big Dude for the past few days. Heading Out of Yellowstone for the Grand Tetons and There HE was on the Side of the Road!


(Photo by RSheridan)

Oh So Majestic & Oh So Hard to Find in the Wilderness of Yellowstone!


Gotta Love Teddy!

The Roosevelt Arch

One thing on my To Do List while in Yellowstone was to see the Roosevelt Arch. We went by car, but imagine back in the early 1900’s entering the park by horse-drawn coaches. The beauty of Yellowstone is still there and being passed from generation to generation. I was introduced to the National Park system at a young age and still enjoy it as an adult. How COOL is that!

Yellowstone was the 1st National Park. The cornerstone of the Roosevelt Arch was laid down by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The Roosevelt Arch is truly part of the history of Yellowstone as well as the National Park system then and now. “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People.” I can tell you that I had a little emotional moment when seeing the Roosevelt Arch for the first time. Simply AMAZING!

Interesting Fact:  The cornerstone covers a time capsule that contains a Bible, a picture of Roosevelt, local newspapers, and other items.

The Roosevelt Arch is located at the North Entrance of the Park in Gardiner, Montana. Basically cusping Montana and Wyoming in this part of the Park. Why the North Entrance? According to the research I did on the Arch, it was the first major entrance for Yellowstone in the early 1900’s.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Remember to PRESERVE for the Next Generations!!!


Where the Bison Roam

In Yellowstone

Bison:  A large humped animal; a large hairy animal with a massive head. The bison were at the end of their mating season when I was in Yellowstone. DO NOT call them Buffalo; take offense to that term! I love watching the baby calves play and frolick.

Hayden Valley


(Photos by RSheridan)

Road Sightings


(Photos by RSheridan)

Yellowstone Lake


(Photos by RSheridan)

Bison Jams


(Photos by RSheridan)

Bison Biscuit


(Photo by RSheridan)

Seeing Wildlife in the WILD – Priceless!!!


South Rim

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Artist Point (South Rim)

Beautiful Vantage Point of the Lower Falls!

The Ohh Part

The Ahh Part

The Wow Part

Pictures DO NOT Demonstrate the TRUE BEAUTY of this Place!!!


North Rim

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is about 24 miles long and 1,200 feet deep. Just MASSIVE!


(Photo by RSheridan)

Brink of Lower Fall

Interesting Fact:  Every second, an average of 37,417 gallons of water plunges 308 feet over Lower Falls.

Get a glimpse of the Lower Falls and Upper Falls.


(Photos by RSheridan)

View of Uncle Tom’s Trail (South Rim area)


One Big Stair Climber – 300 Steps Down + 300 Steps Back Up!!! (Photo by RSheridan)

Lookout Point

Another view point of the Lower Falls.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Grand View

Great vantage point of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the River.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Inspiration Point

It is more than 50 steps down to the overlook and it is a little steep. Another glimpse of the Lower Falls in the distance.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Simply AMAZING & BREATHTAKING!!!


Heading into the Wilderness

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone truly puts the “wild” in “wild”erness! The park is MASSIVE with plenty to see and do. Just think about the fact that you are standing on an ACTIVE VOLCANO! Then you have the bison nearing the end of their mating season and the elk beginning their mating season. A WHOLE LOT OF WILD GOING ON!!!

Checking Out the Sights


There were multiple people in front of the lodge, so took a picture of the cabin below.


(Photos by RSheridan)

Get Out & EXPLORE!!!!


Road Trip

Yellowstone or BUST!!!

Beautiful Sunrise


(Photos by RSheridan)

The Road Ahead


(Photo by RSheridan)

Jackpot, Nevada

Finally Got a Jackpot!!!


Great White Coming to Jackpot! (Photos by RSheridan)

Hello Idaho!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Road Construction

Who puts loose gravel on a highway to fix the road – DUH! Please Drive 35 mph to AVOID Windshield Damage – Double Duh!!!


(Photo by RSheridan)

Yellowstone National Park

West Yellowstone (West Entrance)


(Photo by RSheridan)

Gardiner, Montana (North Entrance)


(Photo by RSheridan)

Grand Tetons National Park

Heading Out of the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park


(Photo by RSheridan)

Moose, Wyoming

Never saw the Real Thing!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Jackson Hole, Wyoming


(Photos by RSheridan)

Taking the Oregon Trail, Modern Day


(Photos by RSheridan)

Twin Falls, Idaho


(Photos by RSheridan)

Many Miles Traveled – Gotta Love a Great Road Trip – The Open Road & New Discoveries!!!


Yellowstone National Park

America’s 1st National Park

I am so excited to see the beauty that Yellowstone has to offer! I have the song “Home on the Range” playing in my head that is how excited I truly am to see this National Treasure.

“Home on the Range”

1st Verse: Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam,

5th Verse: How often at night when the heavens are bright with the light of the glittering stars,

6th Verse: Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours,

Checking Off Items on the Travel Bucket List

Item #1

A NEW State; Idaho! I have not been to Idaho and I am looking forward to exploring the Idaho Falls and Twin Falls areas. I have a feeling that WATER will be a recurring item on this trip. Falls, Geyers, Lakes – Oh My!

Item #2

The Beautiful Yellowstone National Park! First up camping in Yellowstone. Hopefully by camping in two different areas will put a dent in this park on the first visit. Next up hiking and wildlife viewing in Yellowstone.

The Canyon area of Yellowstone offers the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone and Hayden Valley (great area to view the locals; wildlife that is!). The Grant Village area of Yellowstone offers Yellowstone Lake and other great outdoor adventures. The Old Faithful area of Yellowstone I hope does not disappoint with the Old Faithful Geyser and I would love to check out the Old Faithful Inn.

Item #3

The Grand Tetons National Park! Going to do a drive through and hopefully stop along the way through to check out the beauty of this place. Making a stop in the Jackson, Wyoming area. Enjoy the Wide Open Places!

Please Share Your Experiences with Yellowstone. Love to hear what you like, loved, hot spots, etc.

Happy Traveling, Exploring & Adventuring Everyone!!!


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