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7 photos of the Yellowstone south gate opening that remind us how lucky we are to live here

(Yellowstone) - When Buckrail arrived at the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park at 6:50 a.m. this morning, there were already three vehicles waiting in line for the opening of the 100th Anniversary season of America's very First National Park. By 8 a.m., the line was longer than the eye could see. One Park Ranger at the gate told us that this is the longest opening line that she has seen in the five seasons she has worked at Yellowstone. Here are 7 photos that recap the opening of the south gate of Yellowstone for the 100th anniversary season: *1. During the drive up, the sun began to peak over the horizon and touch the Tetons.* [image: Inline image 1] *2. Elk were EVERYWHERE -- on the roads, on the side of the roads and running in the forest. * [image: Inline image 2] *3. It could not have been a prettier morning drive.* [image: Inline image 3] *4. We were the 4th car to get to the south gate.* [image: Inline image 4] *5. Steam rose up from the Snake River at the entrance.* [image: Inline image 5] *6. By 8 a.m., the line was LONG.* [image: Inline image 6] *7. Here is the first car to enter the south gate of Yellowstone.* [image: Inline image 7] Are you in Yellowstone today or are you heading up there this weekend? Send us your photos here. #buckrail #news #whatshappening