Grand Teton National Park, Day 3

Once again, we headed out early to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately it was cloudy so we didn’t get that beautiful morning glow that we saw yesterday. Afterwards, we drove around looking for wildlife before heading back to town for breakfast. We were planning on searching for wildlife later on but by that time visibility was quite limited due to an incoming storm so we headed to the airport a bit earlier than planned to end our trip.

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Yellowstone National Park, Day 3, Afternoon

After leaving the Norris Geyser Basin, we headed up north to Mammoth Hot Springs for lunch. We found out from the waiter that the park made the decision to close the roads for the season at 7pm due to an incoming winter storm. The original closure date was scheduled for midnight tomorrow so we lost a day at the park. We were able to confirm this information on the park website. We decided to continue with our current plan and visited the nearby Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces before driving back down south to see the Artists Paint Pots. Rather than visit some of the smaller sights along the way, we headed down to the Midway Geyser Basin to see the Grand Prismatic Spring, something we originally planned on doing tomorrow.

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