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Prairie Homestead Sod House like on Little House on the Prairie

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Mammoth Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park

Old Faithful - Yellowstone National Park

Mount Washburn - Yellowstone National Park

Artist Point
"The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone"
Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is broken up into several sections here for special features. We spent 4 nights at Yellowstone at the campground in the Southeast corner between Old Faithful and the lake. It would have been nice to have more days. We visited the Grand Tetons from our campground in Yellowstone as they are almost twin parks like Sequoia and Kings Canyon. We missed the Lamar Valley where most of the the wolves live and we missed coming in through Cody because we came in through the north. The main roads in Yellowstone are in the shape of a mangled figure 8. If a section is closed, it can take make for a long detour. Traffic moves slowly on the two lane roads, so plan on it taking longer to get where you are going. We were there in September, so the nighttime temperatures were dropping down in the 20s and the days were a little short on sunlight. Summer traffic must be most difficult. Fortunately homeschooling allowed us to take our vactions in the off season. This section includes some minor features of the park. Mammouth Hot Sprints, Old Faithfull, Mount Washburn and Artist Point each have their own section below.
 
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A petrified tree.  This is a short walk from the parking area on the north east section of the figure 8. Unlike the ones in the Petrified Forest, this one is actually standing.  Somewhere in the park there is supposed to be a whole cops of these.
A petrified tree. This is a short walk from the parking area on the north east section of the figure 8. Unlike the ones in the Petrified Forest, this one is actually standing. Somewhere in the park there is supposed to be a whole cops of these.

A coyote hunting field mice. My wife spotted this guy and we stopped.  Soon there was a minor traffic jam.  What a show!
A coyote hunting field mice. My wife spotted this guy and we stopped. Soon there was a minor traffic jam. What a show!

Yellowstone Lake.  A wonder in itself.
Yellowstone Lake. A wonder in itself.

A Bald Eagle we saw on our way out the western side of the park on the last day.  There were several.
A Bald Eagle we saw on our way out the western side of the park on the last day. There were several.