Our cell phones didn't work at the campground. We have T-Mobile and our service was really limited in Yellowstone. We had service around Old Faithful and in the towns of Jackson, Gardiner and West Yellowstones. We also had service in the Tetons and around the lake out at Steamboat Point, which was a surprise. Other cell phones had service in the Canyon and Mammoth areas, just not T-Mobile. I was actually looking forward to everyone having a break from cell phones, but we were also wanting to keep up with the search for our cat going on back home.
I had read that there was a herd of buffalo that would frequently hang around the campground, but they never did while we were there. Probably a good thing since it was the time of their rut. There had also been a grizzly bear visiting the campground, but it had an unfortunate run in with a hiker out on the Storm Point Trail. The hiker survived by throwing his backpack to the bear and since the bear had eaten all of the people food out of the pack, it was determined he would be a danger and the bear was captured and destroyed. This happened the week before we arrived. First walk down to Yellowstone Lake. Jay bought some Vibram FiveFingers barefoot sport shoes. I think they make him look like a creature that crawled out of the lake, but he loves those things. I snapped this photo when we noticed the little flower he was holding perfectly between his toes after walking through the grass.