Thursday, December 3, 2015
Frosty Morning over the Gallatin River and Black Butte
The air was bitterly cold the morning we left West Yellowstone. As we drove north along Highway 191 the temperature (according to our car, which we've found to be quite accurate) dipped to 26 below zero. A bit colder than we are used to for late November! Once we reached the Gallatin River, though, the cold temperature made for some beautiful scenes along the river. The temperature clash between the cold air and the warmer water made for lots of steam and frost along the river corridor. We stopped at a pullout that features a view of the river with Black Butte in the distance. It sure was a beautiful way to end our fun week in West Yellowstone!