However snow does present it's own problems in photography which we soon found out.
What we did discover is that video really gave the feeling of the snow here. This was a wet snow, but a lot of it. Since we're in the Northern Tier, it is lower here than in the southern part of the park, where roads are still not opened, and won't be till after the first of June because there is too much snow on these roads. Considering the amount of snow that the area has had, and the amount of snow melt, the falls are gorgeously full.
Here's the video for the day which is a little montage from our travels to the NE Gate (about 7300 ft altitude), and actually we chickened out about 10 miles from the gate, because the roads were getting a little iffy and neither one of us wanted to spend the night in a ditch in a truck as that's pretty sparse territory. From the NE part of the park to Norris (about 7500 ft altitude) to Madison (about 6800 ft altitude) and back to Mammoth which is a balmy 6200 ft and through the Northern Gate about 5314 ft, it's easy to see why the Northern Tier is so much warmer, temperate, the first to thaw out and where the wildlife abounds, which is one of the many reasons it's so rich in wildlife!