I had a bit of an interesting experience at Yellowstone National Park this past summer.
I was traveling with my dad for business, and we decided to visit the park with some of Dad’s old friends. We booked a hotel and stayed in Jackson, WY, for a week and visited the parks around the town for a few days before making the two and a half hour trek to Yellowstone.
After eating at Teton Pizzeria, we went to the Ol’ Faithful Lodge and grabbed a drink and got ready for the famous geyser’s show. As we went back outside, SNOW began to pour from the sky!
Despite the fact that it was July, we had more snow than I’ve ever seen in my tropical paradise of Foley, AL. It was already a cold day, and the sky was overcast, but the last thing I expected was snow.
We sat in the cold, waiting for Ol’ Faithful to spout. As was consistent with our luck on the trip, it didn’t blow until about twelve minutes after scheduled. It was incredibly cold and had begun to snow heavily, but we had made the trip and by golly we were gonna see it. We saw the geyser, and headed to look at the hot springs, (and hopefully catch some of the warmth spewing from the earth.)
We then got back in our suburban and began the 14-Mile drive around the park. We saw absolutely no wildlife besides a crow on a stoplight, and all the beautiful landscape was covered in snow. It led to some incredible pictures!
All in all, I had a great time, but if you’re ever planning a trip to Yellowstone, don’t think booking it in the summer will guarantee a snow-free trip!