Beaver Creek NF Campground
My favorite time in Yellowstone is just before sunrise. It's simply magical.
Of course that means getting up at 4am, but hey, there's nothing like the calm. Almost no one else is out yet. The mist and fog make for beautiful, haunting scenery.
We tried to get a spot in our favorite campground, Bakers Hole, but it was full. It is a National Forest campground, first come, first serve. Very nice campground. Some electric and water. Right on the Madison River. Very private and only 4 miles outside of West Yellowstone.
So we had to go 10 miles further to Beaver Creek, also run by the National Forest. $14 a night. No hookups. Very wooded, next to Earthquake Lake/Memorial. Being a California native, this is an interesting earthquake that I didn't know before staying here.
Our site. Snug, but pretty. Our friends site, down and across from us.
|Innocent Tree Doll or Voo Doo?|
Another early start the next day and we were off in search of more wildlife, hiking and holes in the ground.
These cobwebs looked really neat with the early morning dew on them. This particular field was covered in them!
Why are we so fascinated with things that come out of holes in the ground? Because it's AWESOME! I won't go into lots of detail about Yellowstone because I already did in last years post and most of you already have been here or know about it. Just enjoy the rest of the pictures.
Geysers, fumaroles, springs or mud pots, all cool! Some are dainty, some are very powerful, some are noisy and most are stinky.
The colors that are created from all of this is just amazing.
Ya, that's us being goofy!
Hurley, says, enough of that, let's go for a hike. Well, hike for us, dogs are not allowed on the trails, so he not-so-happily waited in the truck.
So many pretty wildflowers all over.
And these cute guys.
And how about these?
The edge drops off into many terraces.
Beautiful waterfalls too!
Mt. Washburn trail and lookout.
This big guy was crossing the river as the moon was coming up.
We LOVED it when we came down another section of road and into Bison Territory! The herds were huge. They clearly loved this area. Dust to roll around in, grass and water.
And they did not care diddly about the cars or campers.
Well that's more than enough for now! Thanks for hanging in there!