We went to Yellowstone over Memorial Day weekend. There was some serious hesitation when we heard that the weather would be terrible, but we went anyways and had an ADVENTURE. Yes, I packed an entire huge duffle on our RoofBag with warm, waterproof clothing. We needed it with the record snowfall. But, we were always comfortable and had a great time! Check out our ridiculously long (11 mins) movie!
The snow was probably a blessing! There were zero crowds, no traffic, and tons of wildlife because of the weather. It was magical!
We got to see everything we wanted to see: hot springs, geysers, buffalo, waterfalls, mudpots, colorful pools, etc. The snow only rarely obscured our vision with steam and made for beautiful photos.
We stayed at a cabin in Island Park. Would I stay there again with just my little family, probably not. It was a long drive into the park. But, if I were going with a big group, that's exactly where I'd stay. We packed in our lunch each day and were totally comfortable in spite of the drive.
Eliza's favorites from Yellowstone: the waterfalls and the buffalo. Sara's favorite: the mudpots and being a Junior Ranger. Laura's favorites: Lower Geyser Basin and Dragon's Mouth. Melinda's favorites: Lower Geyser Basin (specifically spasm geyser) and Mesa Falls (not technically in YS). Jason's favorite: Norris Geyser Basin.