I brought my family to Yellowstone about four years ago, my son’s were only 6 mos and 2 ½ years old ( my oldest son called the baby buffalo “Baby Bubbalo”. My friend Bill had a motorhome and we rented one – it was our first motorhome experience. Bill and his wife Tracy had their daughter who was also about 6 months old. We hiked with our kids loaded in backpack all around Yellowstone – the kids don’t remember much of it, but there was a lot of things that the kids made memorable for us.
So this is trip to Yellowstone without family & kids is really different – If you haven’t made it to Yellowstone National Park, then I highly recommend you book it – even if you don’t camp. It is truly a beautiful area and incredible opportunities to see wildlife – in the wild (go figure).
We are here for fishing and fishing in Yellowstone is something really special. They even have their own type of trout – the Yellowstone Trout. It looks kind of like a Rainbow trout only different. We fished an area called “Fire Hole”. I caught five of the Yellowstone Trout and said my “Hellos” before releasing them back to the stream. I wish that I had brought my camera with me when I was fishing. I was wading across the river and underneath the water was some sort of skull – I think it was a big elk skull…that was kind of an erie. Then about ¼ mile down the stream there was the dead buffalo that looked like a bear had eaten half of it….yeah that makes you just a little nervous when you are standing waist deep in water and realize that there is something that probably isn’t afraid of you in the neighborhood. All that and yes I still think you should pony up and get yourself to Yellowstone sometime. Here’s a couple of pictures from our time in Yellowstone National Park.