Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest high altitude lakes in North America is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano in North America. There have been three super eruptions occurring 2.1million, 1.3 million, and 640,000 years ago. These along with numerous smaller eruptions formed the spectacular sites at one of our most visited National Parks.
Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have been documented in Yellowstone. These include Grizzle bears, wolves, bison, elk, deer, and many others. This area has many recreation opportunities: fishing, hiking, camping, white water rafting, site seeing, and (you guessed it) MANY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.
My family roots are firmly planted in Montana. Both my parents and grandparents were born and raised there. Along with my family I made many trips to this area when I was young and had the pleasure to visit Yellowstone during the “Wonder Year” period of my life. Recently my son and I visited Yellowstone and the Tetons (subject of another blog entry). With our cameras in hand we headed out before the sun came up and returned long after it went down at night. He and I did not get to visit every square mile of the park, we tried, oh well a good reason to go back.
If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone I would suggest checking out Yellowstone Under Canvas. If you are looking for a “non-traditional” place to stay – this is the place. It is Glamping at its finest!
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein