Carbella BLM Boondocking
The snow arrived during the night as expected and coated Yellowstone with a healthy blanket of white. We've been here a few times but always in the summer. It was beautiful to see it with some snow.
Looking back toward our camp with the snowcapped mountains.
Some flowers and cactus by camp.
It was still cold and windy so we're glad we were doing a drive around the northern loop of the park. We skipped most of the hikes.
The colored terraces of the spring were beautiful!
There are some falls along the Yellowstone River as you drive with plenty of places to pull over.
These young Grizzlies were playing Peek-a-Boo along the river.
The cold temps seem to make extra steam come out of the vents on the mountainside.
The black dot in the center just under the bridge is a Momma Black bear and her two cubs. There were plenty of rangers out as the bears were everywhere and they made sure no dummies ventured too close. There was one woman who actually walked past the coned off area warning to stay clear of the bears that the Ranger had to tell her to get out. Some people!
Diane checking out the cute visitor center cabin.
Zoomed in you can just make out the tiny observatory at the top.
Basalt pillars in the mountainsides on both sides of the river.
One of the famous overlooks of Yellowstone River.
That black dot in the tree is a sleeping bear.
Were on our way to Lamar Valley to see if we can spot any wolves as this is the area they hang out.
We finally spotted some of the female Bison with some babies.
More Pronghorn and Bighorn sheep on the way out.
This ends our time in North Yellowstone. Really nice to see it covered in some snow!
Hopefully this is the last snow we have to deal with. It is JUNE afterall!