Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
Lodgepole pines silhouetted against the evening sky near Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park.

Lodgepole Twilight

It’s not as easy to see Yellowstone National Park during the winter. And since it IS winter, thought I’d share with winter shot with all of my peeps. For more of the hubs’ awesome Yellowstone National Park images, check out the set on his Flickr page.

While I grew up close to Yellowstone, and thought it was our personal park until I got older, my love affair with it is tempered by the whole bear thing. Have you been? Dream of going?

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Taking the Scenic Route: Yellowstone Park

10 thoughts on “Taking the Scenic Route: Yellowstone Park

  • January 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I had never been to Yellowstone before last year, but we ended up getting a National Park Pass, and headed up there twice. (It’s 5.5 hrs or so from us.) The second time, we forgot our pass, and debated just staying with family in ID. But we figured we’d already driven 4 hours, we might as well go the rest of the way. When we got there, it was National Parks Day–free admission!

    • January 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      That is great! I did not know they had a free day! It is an amazing place, isn’t it? I feel so lucky to have lived so close for so many years. In my heart, it is still “my” park. LOL

  • January 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    What a beautiful bunch of photos … you really have an ‘eye’ for photography.

    • January 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      So glad you liked them. The hubs does have a great eye. I think it is a gift. 🙂

  • January 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    It’s been over 20 years since I was near the park in winter. It was and still is lovely. For years, I thought of the park as my own backyard and rather liked that feeling. However, while I hiked quite a bit during Yellowstone summers, I never camped, for I knew I was not made for it. Enjoyed the post, Pauline.

    • January 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Yeah, the hubs and son have camped, but I can’t even stay in the cabins. I have a TOTALLY RATIONAL fear of bears. (grin) It is an amazing park, no question. We may have to take more scenic routes through. The hubs has some amazing photos of the geysers and such. Thanks!

  • January 30, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I have been: a couple of times. First was as a wee lad, we had just returned from the Philippines,and were enroute to our next assignment. Dad chose to drive through Yellowstone. That was our idea of a “vacation” back then – drive through something while dashing to our next assignment. But a tree fell on our car. No kidding! Dad saw it coming down and hit the brakes. It fell right across the hood of our new car. Only minor injuries to us. The Park put us up in a cabin and had our car repaired. This Forced Vacation was the best we’d had before or, very likely, since. We got to see Old Faithful erupt, We slept in a cabin with no bathroom; a cluster of outhouses served a ring of cabins and we were admonished to never go out alone at night or a bear might get us. We hiked and picnicked and lounged around just watching nature. It was indeed a grand adventure!

    • January 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

      While not diminishing the trauma your dad experienced, what a grand adventure! Perfect for kids! Yes, I remember the ring of outhouses. Oh my But how totally fun! Thank you for sharing it!

  • January 30, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful. And in winter the bears are sleeping.

    • January 30, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Yes, they are sleeping, but it is so cold!!! Yes, I’ve become a wimp. LOL

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