Old Faithful

Old Faithful

On the drive from West Thumb to Old Faithful, the road crosses the Continental Divide twice, the second crossing being Craig Pass at elevation 8,262 feet. Straddling Craig Pass is Isa Lake (more like a large pond in my opinion), one of the only natural water bodies in the world that drains into two oceans; … Continue reading

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, as the world’s first national park. For over 100 years it was the largest national park in the United States, being surpassed in 1980 by several created that year in Alaska. A rectangle carved out of the state of Wyoming, measuring 54 miles east-west and 63 … Continue reading