I don’t know about you but the first night I try to sleep in a new place I never sleep very well. A smaller bed, strange noises, and anticipation of the day ahead led to a restless night. We all know that wildlife is more active early in the morning and at dusk. The plan was to rise early with enough time to get ready and be on the road shortly before sunrise. Times of sunrise and sunset vary by longitude and time of the year. Sunrise and sunset calendars for various locations can be found easily online. In the first week of October sunrise in Yellowstone was around 7:30 each day give or take a few minutes. We were up at 5:30, coffee in the lobby by 6:15, breakfast to go from the Canyon Eatery, and on the road about 7:30, Scanning the roadsides for wildlife as we drove. This would be the morning routine for the next several days.