We pulled out of our campsite near Pray, MT outside of the park at 7 AM and got to the north entrance of Yellowstone at 10 till 8 AM. A few minutes later, we were 5th in line for a site at Mammoth Campground. It is normal for a line of 20 or more campers to be waiting to get a site.
As we were driving in near the campsites, we saw several elk with babies walking near the road. It is common for elk to walk through the campsites and we were warned not to get between a mom and baby or anywhere near a male. September is the rut for elk in Wyoming, There is "evidence" of elk being in our site because 10 feet from our door is a pile of said "evidence".
Our view from the RV door is spectacular.
So far we have been through 3 of the 5 entrances, east, northeast, and now the north.
The plan is to stay here for a week exploring the area of Yellowstone that we have not seen so far.
We walked the campground loop and found ourselves surrounded by elk. We looked ahead and noticed several elk in the woods. In this first picture, can you see the 6 females and 1 male elk?
Then we heard a noise to the left and saw several elk stand up.
Here is a better view of the first group. The male was HUGE. I'm just glad he was laying down and not interested in us.
As we rounded the end of the park, there were several more elk.
The total count was one male and 16 females and 3 young.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...