We finally made it to Yellowstone on a bad day. We arrived on a Friday afternoon along with a couple of thousand motorists who were more interested in spotting Bison than avoiding the odd cyclist in front of them. The roads in Yellowstone are old and narrow and do not have the wide shoulder most American roads have.
It was quite a scary afternoon made more so by the fact that there was a herd of Bison on the road looking quite fierce.
This year has been a really good year for visitors to Yellowstone, up to August 3 million people had been through and they are expecting a total of 4 million by the time they close. As we entered the park there was a sign saying all the campsites were full, but luckily they all reserve spaces for hikers/bikers. Despite a large forest fire a few miles away in East Yellowstone we were allowed a campfire in West Yellowstone. We had not been allowed a campfire since leaving Banff in Canada.