The day started bright and sunny, with no clouds, so we were up somewhat earlier than usual to take advantage of the great photo opportunities. This theme continued throughout the day and we spent more time on the road than would be usual for us as we wanted to cover our targeted areas of both the Tetons and Yellowstone while the good weather lasted.

Last night was the first time I have used the electric engine heater that our truck has, and it seemed to work. This morning the outside temp was 29°F but the engine started first try.

We departed Yellowstone via the Eastern Entrance towards Cody, Wyoming. A very pretty drive and one which we could not remember ever having travelled before.

We spent the night in a roadside lookout a few miles east of the park entrance.