Miles traveled: 673
States: 4 (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
Camp: Bridge Bay Campground, Yellowstone National Park
Woke up early to catch the sunrise at Mesa Arch. I was a little slow in getting ready, so I pretty much had to run the trail out to the arch to make it in time. Once out there, I hung out and talked with a couple of other photographers and waited for the sun to make its appearance.
When the sun finally came up, it was a truly beautiful sight. It rose right through the arch, bathing the arch and the canyon below in so many different colors of light. I’m so glad I made the decision to hike out there for the sunrise. It delivered where the sunset definitely did not.
The rest of the day was mostly just driving. One highlight of the trip was noticing “Hillside Letters” on the mountainsides around me through the entire route.
I made it to Yellowstone around 8PM. Before getting to my campsite, I stopped to check out Beryl Spring along the way. It was nice to get a look at the geothermal features on my first day in the park. After that, I spent some time editing photos and checking out the stars before going to sleep.