Here was something that I remembered from my first trip to Yellowstone - Bison always have right of way.
Yellowstone is a magical place to me. I've been there at least 3 times before this, and each time is different and special. I was looking forward to seeing it through my kid's eyes, but mostly they were full of excitement and sillies because they got to meet up with some favorite cousins. It's wild beauty was a bit lost on them. :-D
|Old Faithful just after noon|
And if you are willing to just walk for 10 or 15 minutes on a well beaten trail, you can suddenly find yourself all alone, with not a soul in sight, surrounded by wild flowers, and the big blue Wyoming sky topping the vast horizon.
Of course, if you venture on to the less traveled paths, you have to be willing to deal with what you find there. On this walk it was a couple of male bison on either side of the path on our return. Despite one teen's great desire to get up close and personal with said bison, and much discussion on how one should best retreat from a charging bison, we discreetly choose a different path back to our car.
|The Bison on the path not taken|