Ever since learning about geysers and hot springs in the 7th grade, I have wanted to visit Yellowstone national park. 8 long years later, I got the opportunity to visit the enigmatic national park. I visited the park with my family and our itinerary included just sightseeing as first time visitors to the park.
We stayed at Cody, the closest settlement towards the east entrance and would be spending three days exploring the park. We just managed to squeeze in almost all the spots of the park by the end of our three days.
The evening we entered Cody, it snowed at the park. The next morning we drove through an endless canyon finally leading to the east entrance. As soon as we crossed the entrance signboard, a blanket of white snow which looked like vanilla ice-cream greeted us. The drive was surreal. Fresh snow had blanketed everything including the dead and living trees which were still shedding off the snow. The endless dead burnt trees all around the Yellowstone Lake was haunting to look at in the beginning. I may even add a little scary too. But over the course of the next three days I learnt not to let it scare me anymore.