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Surprise! Snow Falls on Yellowstone in Winter

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

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Our tour finally reached Yellowstone National Park in the dead of winter on the 29th day of February. The white spots on my clothes in the photo below are snowflakes falling.

Entering Yellowstone (Photo by Ned Marsh with my Canon 50D)

Entering Yellowstone (Photo by Ned Marsh with my Canon 50D)

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Three dozen of us came with Rolland Graham’s Mountain Outin’ Tours to see America’s first national park away from the crowds of summer. We succeeded, because not many people are willing to put up with the snow and cold of winter. But it was well worth it.

When we got to Lewis Falls — named for Meriwether Lewis, the great explorer of the West — snow was falling even harder:

Snow Falls on Lewis Falls

Snow Falls on Lewis Falls

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The falls seem to have changed a bit from when I saw them previously in August 2009:

No Snow on Lewis Falls

No Snow on Lewis Falls

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We carefully passed a convoy of snowmobiles. At least I think that’s what they were:

Snowmobile in the Snow

Snowmobile in the Snow

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The snow, of course, was no surprise. We were ready for it and dressed appropriately. It also set us up to more fully appreciate the sunnier weather we experienced ahead.

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