Have you ever driven across the Continental Divide in a snowstorm without functioning windshield wipers? I have. Katrina and I drove through Grand Teton up to Yellowstone over the high pass in a late May snowstorm. Her car is outfitted with the best snow tires you can imagine, but her windshield wipers don’t work. We made it through with her trusty snow brush and a lot of brash comments about how brave and cool we were… followed by true confession time later: “THAT was terrifying!” we both admitted when safely past the storm.
Just after we came down from the pass, they closed it. We were lucky enough to see the Old Faithful area and find an open campground in the snow covered park. We spent the afternoon wandering among geysers – which were impressive, but I’d like to go back and see them in the sun. We strongly debated renting a room, but the lodge was full, and it was only one night… so we set up camp at Madison.