Trekking One of the United States’ Best Trails at Yellowstone

Avalanche Peak, a whopping 10,569 feet-tall mountain is located in the northwestern part of Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park is the area that this monstrosity resides. July is the month that it will be given the ok to avoid any chance of snowfall. Hikers are tying and strapping their boots for this long, bumpy ride. The trail begins at Eleanor Lake, which is laid in between the eastern entrance and the park’s eponymous lake, lengthens itself at 4.5 miles. It has its big denouement at the Avalanche Peak located northward near the Shoshone National Park. The short, intense, but breath-taking trail would make any new or experience hiker excited to trek this beautiful trail.

     Due to the warm and inviting summer season, flowers and other various plants will appear. Purple larkspur, yellow columbine, and other types of wildflowers will bloom near the trail. The forests will be filled with all kinds of wildlife. Look out for elk and deer running about the wooded areas. It is a good idea to capture these moments with a camera. Also because of the summer season, the weather will be very warm and the trail can be tiresome. Bring plenty of H20 and snacks such as granola, chocolate, or popcorn along the way. Energy is necessary to trudge Yellowstone’s pathway to one of the greatest pinnacles it offers. Be on the lookout of very curious and fearless ground squirrels. They can pull at your backpack zippers and attempt to take your food. If there is a lot of wind, you may notice some rocks piled up here into walls you can sit behind. Relish the view of Yellowstone National Park down below.

   Before entering Yellowstone National Park, you should expect some fees creeping up. In order to enter, one must pay the $25 entrance fee. A week’s worth pass will be given. Entry is at any of the entrances of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks. If you plan on doing an overnight trip, another fee must be paid. Backcountry permits should be reserved ahead of time. A permit can be from when you arrive, but must be 48 hours ahead of time. Once all of that is done, you’re set! As the saying goes, “Happy trails to you!”