OK, I need help!! We decided last month to fly into Salt Lake City and rent a minivan to camp in and visit Grand Tetons and Yellowstone May 25-June 3. We have done this many time (Alaska, Olympic National Park, Yosemite to name a few). We love to explore and to hike and to do it on our own schedule. My problem is I have not been able to get excited about this trip. Here are a few reasons why 1) not sure about the cold and wet weather (we had a long hard winter here and I'm worried this will be the same, 2) worried about the bears (that is why we are sleeping in the van and are not back packing this trip)- we hiked to Enchanted Valley in ONP and camped 3 nights on the tral, we saw signs of bear but never saw one, I wasn't worried then, but now I am. 3) It shows there are trails and roads closed in Canyon area, we were looking forward to that area, 4) Worried all roads won't be open due to weather and we will be limited to where we can go, 4) Having to plan each nights lodging, usually we just find places as we go. So far we have Friday May 25th and Monday May 28th booked. We were planning on doing the first come campsites but I just realized that some don't open till June and I've been reading they are hard to secure a site anyways. Most likely we will have to go out of the park to sleep. ( I am monitoring the reservation site hoping for cancellations) Please help me to get excited!! I know many of you love Yellowstone. Am I over thinking this? Thank you!! We love Southern Utah and have been there many times this will be our first time to Yellowstone. I'm tempted to change out plans and head south, DH wants to give Yellowstone a try.