Yellowstone National Park

Trip Start Jun 09, 2008
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Trip End Jun 20, 2008

Flag of United States  , Wyoming
Thursday, July 10, 2008

We then traveled into Yellowstone and stayed in the area for seven days. Yellowstone is huge and there is much to see.
 
Highlights of Yellowstone- the snow in June (this was a treat for us Floridians!), snow sledding down a steep hill near Sylvan Pass, the wildlife, Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (especially the hike to the brink of the Lower Falls), Lamar and Hayden valleys, Yellowstone Lake and back road drives like Firehole Canyon Drive.
 
Wildlife sightings: MANY elk, MANY bison, marmots, black bears, grizzly bears (from afar) moose, pronghorn with babies, coyotes, wolves, lots of deer- some with fawns, bighorn sheep, eagles, sandhill crane with chicks.
 
Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins- The pioneer cabin was not much to look at but the heating system worked great and there was plenty of hot water. This is a duplex style cabin with two double beds, windows that open and a sink/vanity in the bedroom area. The location was fantastic- a short walk to Old Faithful, Old Faithful Inn, the general stores and restaurants. We paid $94 per night.
 
Canyon Village Cabins- Again the pioneer cabin was not much to look at but the heating system worked great and there was plenty of hot water. This cabin had two double beds, windows that open, very gross shower and a sink/vanity in the bedroom area. There is much to do in the Canyon area all within walking distance- general store, gift shops, restaurants, ice cream shop, visitor center. We especially enjoyed the Canyon Visitor Center. We paid $70 per night.
 
Lake Lodge Cabins- This pioneer cabin was by far our favorite!!!! We were in a newly renovated cabin- be sure to ask for one if you stay here. The cabins that are not renovated looked terrible on the inside. However, even the renovated cabins have unattractive exteriors. Inside the cabin, the dark wood accents were very nice as was the vaulted ceiling. This cabin had two double beds, windows that open, lots of hot water, nice new shower and a sink/vanity in the bedroom area. No view of the beautiful lake but it is just a short walk away. We enjoyed the rustic Lodge main building with the rocking chairs on the front porch. We had a great breakfast buffet over at the Lake Hotel. This cabin was a bargain at $66 per night.
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