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After our half day of hiking and adventure in Cascade Canyon of the Grand Teton National Park we were ready for our next great adventure just up the road. If you know the area, then you may have guessed that our next stop was Yellowstone National Park! Since both parks are so close to each other we had maybe an hour ride to Yellowstone. We went straight to the Old Faithful area after a short encounter with a mule deer crossing the road in front of us shortly after we drove into the park.
When we arrived at the parking lot for Old Faithful it had just gone off. We knew this because of the sea of people leaving for their cars. At least that made it a little bit easier to find a parking spot. Since we had to wait for the next eruption (?) that gave us some time to walk around the area for a little bit. We had no idea there were so many other geysers and springs in the area! All you ever hear about is Old Faithful.
We walked around for a bit and then came across a lone bison. We watched him and followed him around since he was the first bison we had witnessed in the wild. He ate for a little bit and then walked over to the area just in front of the Old Faithful geyser.
There were a lot of people there ready to see the geyser pop.
Thar she blows!
That silly bison stayed there all the way until the end of the geyser eruption. After that awesome experience we walked around the area for a bit longer until we were both tired of walking. It was a long day!
After our long day we were ready to get to a hotel room and get some sleep. But first, we ate at the Old Faithful Lodge cafe. I had an amazing bison brat. From there we drove to West Yellowstone just across the border into Montana for some much needed rest.