Sunday, June 16, 2013


Yellowstone National Park
It has been close to 20 years since I was in Yellowstone National Park. After going on this recent trip with Neena's family I realized that I have been blowing it. The five hour drive is definitely not enough to have kept me away for this long.

The only word that can adequately describe Yellowstone is wild. We watched the earth bubble and erupt. We saw waterfalls, lakes, and winding streams. We encountered 16+ different species during our short three days in the park. It was good for the soul to see the open expanses filled with wildlife roaming uninhibited. It made me wonder what Utah county would have looked like back before the we took control of God's unfinished sculpture. What would the Provo River look like? Would herds of elk be roaming freely? I am grateful for the men who had the vision to preserve Yellowstone.

We spent a lot of time in the park going from place to place, it seemed as if every bend brought some new amazing vista. My favorite time we spent in the park had to have been the last day. We entered the park to fish, picnic, and do one short hike. I am glad we spent the time to explore the park, but I think future trips will be more focused on specific areas. I hope to make this more of a routine trip.

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