Uprooted Magnolia

Journey to Yellowstone

Posted in Local, Nature, Photography, Thankful, Travel, Wildlife by leahyetter on June 10, 2016

I’ve been travelin’.
My dad and stepmom came out a couple of weeks ago and we hung out around here for a couples days. Then we packed up their minivan and the three of us took off for an adventure in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks that we will never forget.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

What a drive, let me tellya. Dad drove through wind, rain, hail, sleet, and heavy fog. It was wild and I was so relieved to be the passenger.

©Leah Yetter Photographer


We had to stop for this gorgeous view of Beartooth Mountain as we weaved in and out of Montana and Wyoming on Beartooth Highway.


We made it into the park by mid-evening and the light was beautiful. Right off the bat we saw Bison. What a great time of year because Bison calves were everywhere!


Pronghorn and Bison graze on the flats together.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

When you visit Yellowstone, there is a lot of driving. I’m not kidding. It’s a HUGE park. So we had to get organized as to how we were going to tackle this place. We had a Geyser day, a wildlife day, a waterfall day, etc. They all kind of melded together and didn’t always go according to plan. In fact, the day we were headed to Old Faithful, the road was completely blocked by a herd of Bison so we had to turn around and change our plans. We were in a line of cars 10 miles long and didn’t even see the herd but it is obviously not an uncommon event (see above). This isn’t Disneyland. This is Bison, Bear, Pronghorn, Wolf, Elk, Deer; basically all God’s Creatures’ land. We did make it to Old Faithful the next day.

I’ll share more images from this trip throughout the next few days. It was a fantastic time and a wonderful trip to share with my Dad, also a photographer. I am so thankful to my stepmom, Debbie, for making this happen. She is a heck of a trip designer and orchestrated a spectacular adventure for the three of us. They just started their travel blog and you can visit it by clicking here: Travels with Skip & Debbie


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  1. dianegates said, on June 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, Leah. What absolutely gorgeous photos. We are so blessed to be able to see your work! Thank you. I’ve never been in that part of the country, but sure would love to visit and see it up close and personal.


    • leahyetter said, on June 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks you, Diane! It was amazing. If you ever get the chance, you should try to make it out here. Just wait until you the the Grand Tetons! Stay tuned. 🙂


  2. Betty said, on June 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. WHAT A TRIP !! would love to do that some day.

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  3. karenlee said, on June 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Lovely photos. I’ve never visited Yellowstone, but now it appears to be a must-see. 🙂

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  4. curlylarryandme said, on June 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    This is great, Leah. Super post, as usual. Lisa and I will be in Yellowstone sometime in late September. Hope we get to see everything possible in two days.


    • leahyetter said, on June 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      You will love it! Especially that time of year. During the spring, the wildlife are shedding their winter coats so they look a little rough. Late September will be cool and nice and possibly more wildlife to view. Enjoy!


  5. Park Pride | Uprooted Magnolia said, on March 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    […] our adventures in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, go ahead re-visit my posts.  (start here for Yellowstone and and here for Tetons) Who knows, maybe they will inspire you to hit the road and visit a […]


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