we departed Island Park and made our way to the West gate of Yellowstone. We even entertained the idea of trying to get a campsite in the park until we saw the crowds. We’ve been to yellowstone a number of times, but not in the Summer Touron season. What a mad house. We drove straight through without stopping, until we were out the East gate.
Located 3 miles from the East gate of YS is a NFS campground. We once again got lucky and snagged a wonderful site. Located right near the bank of the Shoshone River.
The views from our site.
It came a thunderstorm with hail around dusk, which put Sally hiding in the bathroom. We had a light rain most of the night, which caused a mudslide on the road just before the East gate. This caused delays for those headed into the park, and turned our pretty clear river into a ribbon of brown.
We really didn’t mind. It was still a beautiful morning.
Our reason for traveling through Yellowstone was to get to Cody, WY. The home of this place.
It’s going to take a lot of time to tell you about it……jc