Saturday 2 January - Yellowstone
I'd been wanting to visit Yellowstone in the winter for a while, and on Saturday, we finally made it. We left Jackson to pick up our snowmobile around 7 am, then headed into the park via the South Entrance to cover over 130 miles throughout the course of the day. We stopped to admire some of the geysers, ate our lunch by a wood stove in one of the warming huts, visited the Upper Falls overlook on the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, saw numerous herds of bison in the distance and pulled over to allow a coyote to cross the road in front of us. Temperatures started near -20ºF before sunrise, and although we ended up with another beautiful clear sunny day, cruising along at 45 MPH in a snowmobile is not exactly the warmest thing I've ever done. Cold weather and all, however, I'm pretty sure that Yellowstone in the winter is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.