by harley mcAllister
With the Centennial celebration of the NPS and cheap gas prices this summer, Yellowstone set a new record for visitation this past month of July, and is about 6.5% of last years record breaking pace. Here are more specifics, https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/16048.htm. There is still time left this summer to make it out there!
And if you don't care for the crowds we highly recommend visiting in September if your schedule allows. The evenings will be frosty, but the crowds will be thin, the colors will be changing, and the elk will be bugling. It is a magical time in the park! If you do go, check the park website to see which campgrounds and other locations might be closing as several of them do start to shut down as the month of September wears on.
We, Harley and Abby, are the parents of 7 boys and 1 girl whom we regularly drag into any and every national park we come near to. We love our parks and know that the only chance we have of keeping and maintaining this priceless resource is to give our children a love of them too.