We enter Yellowstone NP. A fire of a few years ago has left many dead trees along the entrance. The park is enormous and driving through it take a looonnng time.
One of the main attractions is wild animals so several times we would see groups of people gawking and would stop. Sometimes the reward was...
...well worth the stop but often times, at least on this trip....
....not as people would stand at a distance to watch.....
....a lone animal in the distance. Actually, I was underwhelmed by this park. I had planned to return the next day to hike to the bottom of the "Grand Canyon of Yellowstone" but given the heavy traffic and delays, decided against it.
We exited the park while entering the great state of Montana. We were both very comfortable with the people we met, the awesome hiking and cycling...if only it wasn't so cold here for so long, lol.
Stopping in Livingston, MT, we took a beautiful drive to Palisade Falls with Jack the dog.
The trail is paved all the way to....
....the falls. Well worth the short walk to the base of the falls where we....
.....look down canyon.
We have stopped at many independently owned restaurants and enjoyed them all, along with the wonderful people with whom we talked.