A Landslide Blocks Our Way

September 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A very rainy day in Yellowstone.  It began last evening with a hail storm around 11pm, lightening and thunder, then the rain.  It rained all night and all day.  The rivers swelled and the grasses were beautiful colors of oranges and yellows.  We had plans to meet our friends from Arizona for lunch who were staying in West Yellowstone.  We planned to meet them there since we usually see many animals along the way.  But this morning it was cloudy, foggy and rained all the way.  We didn't see any animals except the Elk on the grass in Mammoth.  After a nice lunch and lots of laughs David and I headed back to Gardiner.  But after driving three hours in the rain and fog, about one mile from the border of the park, the cars stopped.  A large piece of the muddy mountain side and many large rocks were in the road.  Thank goodness no one was hurt.  We turned our car around and drove around in the Mammoth area to see what we could see while waiting for the road to be cleared.  David sighted a massive Bull Elk standing on a hill.  We followed him into the woods and he looked at us as we gazed at him with awe.  He bugled and he and his harem wandered down the hill.  After about two hours the road was cleared and we continued to the RV.  As we drove into our campground two females and two young ones were eating the grass and leaves on the tree next to our RV.  Interesting and fun day.


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