WATCH: Vlogger Hikes Down The Closed Roads Of Yellowstone
On June 13, 2022 Yellowstone National Park had record-breaking flooding.
It was a combination of warm temperatures that melted high elevation snow and several days of exceptionally heavy rainfall.
Multiple roads and trails were damaged, with the most significant damage occurring along the Northern road through the Lamar Valley.
The park was closed to road traffic for about a week and a half, but it was still open to foot traffic.
Many tourists took advantage of the opportunity to experience Yellowstone in a brand new way. Vlogger "Daft Trip" recorded his hike through the closed Yellowstone, and it's actually pretty cool.
He ran into a few other people taking advantage of this opportunity, but overall it was almost eerily quiet.
Even though he was only allowed to go 6 miles in, there was obvious road damage along the way. Including large portions of the banks of the creek sloughed off.
He even saw some wildlife along the way, including a Black Bear.
After watching this video, I'm kind of sad that I didn't take the chance to drive up to Yellowstone myself for this once-in-a-lifetime chance.
If that video has you wanting to learn more about the flooding, below is an in-depth explination of the damage and what exactly caused it.