We are planning a trip to Yellowstone this year (2009), but aren't sure when the best time would be to go with regard to weather, animal sighteens, and mosquitoes. Do you know what the advantages/disadvantages are of going in the Spring vs Summer vs Fall?
We are newly retired and our schedule is rather flexible. We like to hike (easy to moderate) and would like to see just about all that there is to see in Yellowstone. So...we are thinking of spending a minimum of 5 days. Does that sound like a sufficient number of days?
We will be driving from the East stopping at Mt Rushmore first, then Yellowstone and down to the Grand Tetons before returning home.
Any tips you can provide will be appreciated!