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Yellowstone/Grand Teton Trip

Day 11 of 11

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Monday, August 1st
Fly home

In the morning, we drove over to the UPS store. I felt a little strange driving there, since it was literally across the street from our hotel. But we had lots of stuff to ship, and it was pouring rain. After dropping off our stuff (which would arrive at home two days later), we headed to the airport.

I found it strange that at 10am on a Monday morning, there was a long line at the security checkpoint. But we got through in about 30 minutes without a problem, and soon boarded our flight and less than 2 hours later arrived back home in sunny California.

I've now visited all the biggest Rocky Mountain national parks of the United States and Canada in the last 3 years: Rocky Mountain NP in 2008, Banff, Jasper, and Glacier (United States) in 2009, and Yellowstone/Grand Teton in 2011. If I were to rate them by scenery, I would probably rate them in this order: Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mountain, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone. Of course, Yellowstone has all the geothermal features that the other parks do not.

I feel like something was missing in this trip. I think it was the sense of wilderness. There are so many people and roads that it's hard to get that feeling here. You never feel like you're that far away from people, roads, or both. Perhaps we'll have to revisit in the future and do some backpacking trips here to get that wilderness feeling.


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