Road Trip 2008 - Day 4


We Finally Arrived at Yellowstone National Park, WY

Today, we added two new states to the list! We drove through Montana and arrived in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. 

On our way to Yellowstone, we visited the “Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument”. This place commemorates the Native American wars and has a national cemetery, monuments, and a museum and is also the last stand where the Sioux defeated (the yesterday mentioned) Lt. Custer.

Next, we drove “The Beartooth Scenic Highway” (almost 70 miles) which is called the most scenic highway; it crosses the Beartooth pass on US 212 and goes through three forests: Gallatin National Forest, Shoshone National Forest, and Custer National Forest. Well, the views were impressive at Rock Creek Vista Point. As always, the photos don’t do justice to what can be seen here; a picture simply can’t capture the three-dimensional view in a two-dimensional picture.


After a long day on the road, we arrived at Yellowstone National Park’s northeast entrance and thought we were almost there! However, it still took us more than an hour to arrive at our destination, the camping site called “Bridge Bay.” Just before darkness set in, our tents were set up! 

We all turned in early to get a good night’s sleep. We knew we had an exciting day ahead of us: exploring the 1st National Park of the world!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008


468 miles


71 °F