It was soon apparent that all would not be "business as usual" at Yellowstone. Normally all of these campgrounds close
no earlier than late September (except for Pebble Creek, which generally closes after Labor Day). But the threat of fire
and lower attendance rates took their toll on the park's overnight accommodations in late summer 1988. Dry grass and
haze as shown in this photo were ever-present during my stay.
Just Inside Yellowstone's East Entrance
Tues., Aug. 30, 1988