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Yellowstone National Park

Cody, Wyoming is only 52 miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  Hubby and I stayed in Cody for all three of the days that we visited the park.

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Yellowstone National Park

We saw elk at Mammoth Village and Fort Yellowstone:

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Yellowstone National Park Elk

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Calcite Springs

Yellowstone National Park

Closer look:

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yes, folks, that really is a black bear…guess we should invest in a zoom lens:

Yellowstone National Park Black Bear

We saw lots of pronghorn antelope and buffalo in the beautiful Lamar Valley:

Yellowstone National Park Antelope

Yellowstone National Park Antelope

Yellowstone National Park Buffalo

We drove through Clark Canyon and Dead Indian Pass.  This pass is amazingly beautiful…well worth the drive!  We also learned of the flight of the Nez Perce here…unbelievable!

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Dead Indian Pass

Yellowstone National Park Chipmunk

As we were coming down the other side of the pass, we saw this mountain:

Heart Mountain Wyoming

We later learned that it is called Heart Mountain.  At the base of this mountain was a Japanese American confinement camp (a concentration camp used for the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII).  There is an interpretative center there.  Had we known, we would have visited the site.

To be continued.