Our party was 6 people and a guide, a couple about our age from Idaho, 2 guys from Manitoba, and us. As you can see there was considerable snow to begin with
We left the hotel, and ventured into the park. Early on we stopped and saw some Elk feeding by the river totally oblivious to us.A few miles down the road, we encounter a herd of buffalo on the banks of the river as well pretty much ignoring us.
As you can see the snow was blowing pretty good. We ventured on to the warming hut. And the snow kept coming down harder.
Shortly after leaving we had a sled breakdown, so we left along the side of the trail, and we doubled up. We made it up to Old Faithful, and we were informed they were closing the park @ 1:00, but we would be able to stay for the eruption ~12:27 +/- 10 minutes. At least we were able to see the eruption.
After the eruption we were told to leave the park, as they were closing it due to the bad conditions. The sno-coaches were slipping off the trails all over the place so it made for slow going.
We headed back through the park toward home. We ran into a large group of buffalo on the road, and they were spooked by the snowcoach we were following and started trotting toward us. We parked the sleds and them between us .
We picked up the broken sled, hooked up and towed it back. After checking our sleds in we looked out the window of the conference room and the snow outside was just phenomenal!
We cleaned up and walked into the town for dinner, and the sights are amazing. The amount of snow accumululation is astounding. They seem to move the snow to all the closed businesses, and then truck it out. Or they just leave it there.Look for Tuesday's blog next....