On Sunday, I decided to take a drive into Yellowstone National Park. My initial plan was to enter through Gardiner, drive to Tower Falls, head to Geyser, and exit out of west. It didn't quite work out the way. The road was closed from Tower Falls to Canyon Village so I had to improvise. I ended up driving across the Lamar Valley to Cooke City, and I'm glad that I did.

If you plan a spring trip to Yellowstone, here's what to expect. First, there aren't a lot of people in the park this time of year, so your wildlife viewing can be more enjoyable. There are hundreds of elk and bison scattered throughout Yellowstone, and now is the best time to see them. We spotted wolves, elk, deer, antelope, bison, bighorn sheep, sand hill cranes, and bald eagles. The only thing we didn't see were grizzly bears, although we did hear of a couple sightings on Sunday.

Here are a few pictures and video from my drive through Yellowstone National Park.

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