Our 1st time in Lamar Valley

Yellowstone is a very large park. It is almost impossible to see the entire park in one visit. The first time we came we could not make it to the northeast side of the park. Now that we have an entire summer to explore we finally got to Lamar Valley.

I will start with the drive. Our campground is south of Lamar Valley. This we needed to drive north on the Grand Loop over Dunvaren Pass. Donna drove over since we had no idea of what pass would look like. Good thing. It is steep and there are many curves in the road. My fear of running off the road kicked in high gear. There is a General Store at the bottom of the mountain so I went off to buy me some gummy bears to placate my beating heart. We stopped off and got a look at Tower Falls.

We turned onto the junction that leads into Lamar Valley and the first thing we see is a baby bighorn sheep with no mother. It is collared so some scientist in the park is watching it. We go another 100 feet and there are deer. I am just getting started. This place is teeming with wild life.

We turned onto the junction that leads into Lamar Valley and the first thing we see is a baby bighorn sheep with no mother. It is collared so some scientist in the park is watching it. We go another 100 feet and there are deer. I am just getting started. This place is teeming with wild life.

As we get further in the valley there are hundreds of bison. More nursery herds than I could count. There are babies galore. I wish I had the words to describe how beautiful and different this valley is from Hayden. There are mountains on each side. There is a stream to a lake down the middle. The colors are green. There is a lone, dormant thermal feature called Soda Butte.

I cannot wait for our next day off so that we can take more time exploring this area.

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One Comment on “Our 1st time in Lamar Valley

  1. Beautiful sceneries. Sure these pics dont do justice. You guys are blessed & awesome. Im enjoying your journey still. Take care

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