Yellowstone Diary 2018

September 3, 2018

A week ago today the temperature dropped dramatically, barely reaching 40 degrees, and it rained off and on all day. It had rained all night Sunday and early into Monday morning, the most rain we had seen since arriving on July 1. When the clouds finally lifted for a moment late Monday afternoon, there was fresh snow on all the surrounding mountain tops.

Ram Pasture in Snow

Republic Mountain in Snow

Henderson Mountain in Snow

The mountains looked beautiful with fresh snow, especially the next day when the clouds were gone and the sky was crystal clear, all the smoke having been washed and blown away by the recent storm.

The weather has been absolutely perfect for the past week, with cloudless skies almost every day and daytime temperatures in the mid-60s. The snow is now gone from most of the mountain tops and the evening light has been bathing the surrounding mountains with golden rays as the sun sets.

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