Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Monday, May 2, 2016

Wind Cave National Park and Lots of Nature

The weather did clear up and today was wonderful.

We headed out to Wind Cave National Park about 40 miles from where we are staying.

On our way to the cave, we saw two wolves in a field by the road. We watched them for a few minutes from our car and then continued on.

As we turned into the cave entrance, a giant bison posed for his picture.

We arrived at the cave in time for the next tour.  I have to say I love traveling this time of year before the big crowds arrive.  You can go anywhere and not have throngs of people.  I'll take the colder weather in order to enjoy having so many place to ourselves.

As we waited for our tour to begin, we heard a turkey gobble and saw this gorgeous fellow.

Our tour began and the first thing, the ranger showed us is how there is a natural breeze coming from the cave, hence the name.

The other thing unique about this cave is the boxwork formations throughout the cave instead of the regular stalagmites and stalactites.

After the tour, we headed back via Cody State Park.

We took the Wildlife Loop where we saw lots of bison and the cute little calves are all over.

There were also lots of pronghorn, but this beautiful group was just hanging out in a field by the road.
What a fun day and looking forward to more!


  1. Did you read about the bison calf in Yellowstone that the rangers had to euthanize? A couple from a foreign country put a bison calf in the back of their car and took it to a ranger station because they thought the calf was too cold. The mother bison rejected the calf, so they had to put it down. Sad.

  2. Yes, it's been big news here in Montana. So sad. We were in Lamar Valley just a few days before that. While we were in Yellowstone, it was our observation that the tourists from other countries were the worst about not following the rules with the animals. They would get too close. We even saw one taking his child too close to a bison. It just gets so frustrating that the animals have to pay for these stupid people.