Yellowstone is an experience like none other, but for a diversion The Man and I took a run outside its limits. We had been told of the incredibly beautiful drive that is the road up over Bear Tooth Pass and the return run back into Yellowstone along the Chief Joseph Trail. God bless those who told us of these excursions.
Yellowstone is something unique. It is the combination of many things, the wildlife, the thermal activity, the wild rivers and canyons, the patches of grass left fallow for the animals that you find alongside the road. Then there is the snow that sits seemingly idle in the high places, even in summer. It is all these things and more.
It is barely the crack of dawn here. Only the dawn doesn’t crack… in early summer as it is now, the dawn just creeps over the horizon instead. The warmth of the sun will find little fissures through the moist, cold ground mists and tall pine forests later into the morning. Continue reading →