Over the years I’ve only imagined what a visit to Yellowstone Park might be like. It’s like an institution. It’s to the US what Jasper and Banff are to Canada and to the world. I’m sure that if you took a poll, everyone has heard about it and it’s on the bucket list of many including mine!
I couldn’t imagine doing the The Big Ride without including a visit to this awe inspiring National Park that was established in 1872 and spans almost 3500 square miles comprised of lakes, canyons, rivers and some pretty incredible mountain ranges. It has an abundance of wildlife and many geothermal features, including Old Faithful Geyser.
When I arrived at the park after a couple of hours of riding, it was as if Old Faithful had been waiting for my arrival. I parked my bike, checked out the facilities at the lodge, including the purchase of a tasty ice cream treat and headed over to the information counter to see if there was any indication as to when the geyser was going to erupt. Within minutes she was blowing steam like crazy. Here’s a clip of her spectacular performance!
In addition to seeing Old Faithful spewing away, I was able to take in a few of the sights in the park including coming across some wildlife during my visit. Here are some of the photos from my visit to the park.
From here I’m heading north through Montana and back into Canada. I will be following the Canadian Rocky Mountains into Banff and Jasper, some of the most spectacular parks in the world, as well as visiting family and friends along the way. Stay tuned as the next chapter of this amazing trip unfolds!