I just returned from my first visit to Yellowstone National Park, and what an amazing place! It was our nation’s very first National Park and it’s easy to see why. There are photographic opportunities everywhere, from the spectacular scenery to the wildlife. Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000, including over 300 geysers, in the park. That’s more geysers than in all the rest of the world. And if you like to hike, there are trails to suit everyone.
As we reach Memorial Day and the start of the summer vacation season, I thought it would be appropriate to write about one of my favorite vacation spots, Yellowstone National Park. The two weeks just before Memorial Day is the best time to visit this national treasure, in my opinion. Most of the facilities throughout the park are open and in operation, and the crowds and traffic are substantially less than you will face later in the summer. Of course, you do face the risk of the occasional, infrequent snow squall at the higher elevations. Throughout the lower elevations