Super 8 Gardiner/Yellowstone Park
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WAY over priced for the accomodation, but other places were not worth amount or were even more pricier! Nice rooms.
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... a self-guided tour of West Yellowstone. They have several early buildings which they describe and have been renovated and are in use. The best part of the tour was a 1903 Pullman railroad car that had been used to bring some of the wealthiest travelers to the park. The opulence of the car was amazing; they had stenographers, telegraphers and all business needs could be met for these tycoons.
Originally folks came to the park by stagecoach ...
... and we found that the Grizzly bear and Wolf Discovery Centre was in West Yellowstone. As we hadn't seen bears in the wild, or wolves, we went there before dinner, stayed too long, had a late dinner and then got back at 11pm again!
West Yellowstone was a pretty town and looked to have lots to do, despite a population of around 300 in Winter. There is no access to the park from West Yellowstone from November to April but the town has a thriving ...
... on the Yellowstone River, specially exciting for Amy who hasn't been to the Grand Canyon (yet).
After that we carried on back to our campground, where we planned to change sites. We stopped at the office and were assigned a new site, so we packed up our stuff and hoisted the empty tent right on top of the car. We drove slowly around the campground with the adults hanging on to the front corners ...
... worth it! Just south of the canyon, we came to another open valley with a far larger crowd of people, armed once again with long lenses and tripods. We knew what this meant, so we pulled over and used my long lens to spy on a grizzly bear digging in the dirt. Feeling quite content with our double bear day, we continued on, only to spot another one just a few minutes down the road! This spotting was closer and far more brief, but certainly not less exciting. Three ...
... scenery with high peaks and
steep valleys is mostly south in the Tetons or north and east of the park in wilderness
areas in adjacent national forests. One of the biggest exceptions, though, is
the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Falls, where the
Yellowstone River flows over two waterfalls and then through a very colorful
canyon it has carved through the rock.