Bisons and the Beautiful Northwest: USA Road Trip III
Here is the rest of our trip to Vancouver through the US, starting with a return to Yellowstone:
Nothing like volcanic streams all over the park:
The most surprising thing about bisons, or buffaloes, is that they are majestic and calm animals. When they first appeared on the road while we were driving through Yellowstone, after we stopped freaking out (ok, I was mainly freaking out), we realized how surprisingly peaceful these animals are. They walked right by our car, one by one, seemingly not even noticing the big blue hunk of metal that we were in, taking long slow steps and not making a sound.
Traffic jam in Yellowstone:
Something I learned while editing these images: Bison are actually quite difficult to edit for brightness. Their head is dark but their body is a light colour, so they require extra steps in editing so that they’re not too dark or too bright.
As if we weren’t spoiled enough with our bison encounter, the herd proceeded to cross a river and disappear into the forest on the other side.
That same day we resumed long-distance driving and made our way through GORGEOUS Montana, my love:
This covered wagon has seen better days. Can you imagine driving long distances on one of these?!
We stopped at another ghost town, Nevada City. It was just as creepy as Okaton because there was absolutely no one in sight for miles around, even though we were off a main Montana highway. We felt like the only people in Montana at this point.
Montana treated us to a beautiful end of the day, making me want to stay forever:
The northwest USA is OBSESSED with huckleberries:
Idaho! Idaho is famous for its scenic byways. Here is the Lake Coeur D’Alene byway, a lush windy drive around a mountain lake:
Our last state, Washington. We spontaneously stopped in a quirky small town called Roslyn, a former mining town.
An 1889-era tavern:
5400kms later, we made it to our final destination, Vancouver.
Thank you so much for following along with the trip!