Yellowstone is open and one-star reviews

Rockskipper

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Most of the roads opened the 19th. I've been limited to Mammoth and the Lamar Valley until now, but I still have two weeks here, so hope to get into the park a bunch.

In the meantime, I've been reading some of the reviews on social media (Trip Advisor, Yelp, etc.). Some are pretty funny. :uhhuh:

Warning: the trails are not flat. They’re more uphill than downhill.

It is a bunch of hot acidic water that shoots out of the ground some several feet in the air every 90 minutes or so. The tourists all stand and clap at the geyser as if the geyser has feelings or needs to be reminded it is doing a good job.

An erupting waterflow that’s probably faked at this point.

I couldn't wait to get back to New York from this uncivilized wilderness. It's like a bigger version of Central Park, only with bears.

If you've never been to a national park before, come at your own risk.

Triple-parked tourists (who we watched drinking tea from their parked car where they had boxed in another), hand-feeding the wild moose, to whole families drinking water straight from a bubbling stream.

Stayed at the historic Old Faithful Inn. Avoid this place. Old, well-worn, and spiders too.

In the end, it's all just rocks and water. (Call me ignorant if you must.)

I think I saw the same views I got from Google Images, to be honest.


There are lots more. Something to do on a snowy day, I guess. :)
 

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Most of the roads opened the 19th. I've been limited to Mammoth and the Lamar Valley until now, but I still have two weeks here, so hope to get into the park a bunch.

In the meantime, I've been reading some of the reviews on social media (Trip Advisor, Yelp, etc.). Some are pretty funny. :uhhuh:

Warning: the trails are not flat. They’re more uphill than downhill.

It is a bunch of hot acidic water that shoots out of the ground some several feet in the air every 90 minutes or so. The tourists all stand and clap at the geyser as if the geyser has feelings or needs to be reminded it is doing a good job.

An erupting waterflow that’s probably faked at this point.

I couldn't wait to get back to New York from this uncivilized wilderness. It's like a bigger version of Central Park, only with bears.

If you've never been to a national park before, come at your own risk.

Triple-parked tourists (who we watched drinking tea from their parked car where they had boxed in another), hand-feeding the wild moose, to whole families drinking water straight from a bubbling stream.

Stayed at the historic Old Faithful Inn. Avoid this place. Old, well-worn, and spiders too.

In the end, it's all just rocks and water. (Call me ignorant if you must.)

I think I saw the same views I got from Google Images, to be honest.


There are lots more. Something to do on a snowy day, I guess. :)

At least we can be sure of one thing.... These folks will never come back for another visit. Good deal there.


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Rockskipper

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If I ever visit Central Park, I'll remind myself that it's just a smaller version of Yellowstone, without bears.

I guess a busted water main there could be like Old Faithful, according to some of the other reviews:

Better off looking at a spout from your elementary school water fountain.

I have seen better busted water mains in the streets of Adelaide. If you miss out on seeing it not to worry…don't bust your boiler because it may be a better spectacle than the geyser.

Although no trip to Yellowstone would be complete without seeing Old Faithful, it was a bit anti-climactic. Overall, it was a bunch of hot water spewing out of a hole in the ground.


I like these:

Respect the animals don't take their picture then run them over.

Once you've seen one stinking fumerole, you've seen them all.
 

Shirt357

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It is a bunch of hot acidic water that shoots out of the ground some several feet in the air every 90 minutes or so. The tourists all stand and clap at the geyser as if the geyser has feelings or needs to be reminded it is doing a good job.

:)
This one made me laugh out loud...

Always makes me wonder what the heck tourists really do in preparation for a trip. Living near another popular NP (RMNP), it never ceases to amaze me what I come across.

Like someone else said... maybe we can hope more will read these reviews and stay away :cool:
 

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I'm thinking that we should hand out a Death(s) in [insert park name] book for all of those planning on visiting (e.g. the Yellowstone one). Also more pics like these:

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b.stark

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Had forgotten about that sign with the puker at Grandview Trail, but that pic brought back the memory. It was amusing looking at it after 6 days of backpacking in the canyon.
 
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