A highlight of Yellowstone for many park-goers is Lamar Valley: It’s verdant, rife in glassy lakes and snow-capped peaks, and chock full of wildlife.
After our epic journey into the park, we entered through the northeastern gate and spent the first hour driving slowly through Lamar Valley at twilight en route to Canyon Village.
Just in case we hadn’t had enough bison face time in South Dakota, Yellowstone ensured we left the park feeling fulfilled.
There were bison butts…
…and my personal favorite: bison calves!
Perhaps my next blog should be titled: Bisons & Cupcakes. That might be fitting.
The only one of our tribe who wasn’t on board the bison train was our youngest member. She growled and howled and whined (from inside the truck) at those big furry linebackers every time we passed a field of them!
Lamar Valley is also the place within the park where you can frequently spot a large wolf pack, but alas, our timing was off and they are only out at sunset and sunrise.
Oh well: Next time!