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The long-anticipated exploration day in Yellowstone arrived sunny and warm, at least in Cody. It was a fun day, another full of “wow” moments. Due to time constraints this morning I'll post more pics this evening.
Cody is about 60 miles from the East Entrance to the Park. It was a nice drive west, with some interesting sites just getting there.
The strange house is perched on a hilltop just past Wapiti, about 40 miles from the park. One is never quite sure what will turn up riding America’s byways.
Buffalo Bill dam was the tallest concrete dam in the world when it was finished in 1910. Still in operation today, it has been renovated several times to keep it serviceable. There is a huge reservoir behind the dam and much of the shoreline is state park, which becomes the Shoshone National Forest as we get closer to the East Entrance of Yellowstone.
Made it to the entrance about 10:30am. Handed the ranger my “America the Beautiful” pass and ID to gain entrance. (Anyone 62+ should have an AtB pass. One time $10 fee gets lifetime entrance to National Parks. Yellowstone is $30 just to enter if you don’t have a pass.)
One of the first scenic treasures after entering the east side of the park is Yellowstone Lake. Am going to stop here and do more posts about Yellowstone later today. Sal and I have an event in West Yellowstone, MT in early afternoon and have a long drive ahead. Please stay tuned for more.