Congratulations on the trip ! I would suggest

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Posted by Moose Tracker ( on 06:57:23 01/06/16

In Reply to: Summer Trip posted by Scorn

I assume this is your families first trip ? if so you are in for a lifetime of memories . Their is no place like Yellowstone , I know what you are talking about all of the information available. I would suggest or hope Veronica and Ballpark will respond , these are very two seasoned people , as well as countless others , most of us have been going for along time . Also one of the best paper books is by Janet Chapel , absolutely covers everything you would want , maps in color , park highlights , etc etc .. Lastly again if this is your first time , keep in mind this is Yellowstone , the figure on a computer screen looks ok , but you just do not say one day well lets go from Mammoth to Lake ( for example ) it takes hours ( I just used those two for a idea , and you have to take into account wildlife , they can and will be on or near the road , and if its a bear or coyote ( I think a lot of foreign visitors think they are wolves - just my opinion ) be prepared to be slowed to a crawl or even worse a jam , which means traffic stops and you are stuck because most of the roads are windy two lane and the drop offs are usually steep , just be patient and take your surroundings , Bison can and do sometimes like to walk up the road and they do not care about the snake of cars inching behind , they set the rules - ha ... Activities , their is chuck wagon dinner ,horse back riding . etc watching thermals is a must , tell your children - because of their age ( meaning adventuresome ) obey rules - which means stay on boardwalks , and never ever climb over fence for that extra look , Yellowstone is not Disney World , Waterfalls are abundant and Janets book Yellowstone Treasures outlines in detail where they are , distance and what part of the figure 8 they would be located . Good luck and again have a safe trip and hopefully Ballpark and Veronica can weigh in .. take care Jp

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