My wife and I tent camped in Yellowstone for about 5 days back in 1997. We were thinking about doing this again with the kids this August. They have experience camping and we've done this in Badlands and southern Utah.
A couple questions.
Has the bear situation changed much in the past 15 years? I remember having to be careful with food in the campgrounds but not having to do anything extreme. Are there more bear encounters now or does it just generate more media buzz?
How much busier is the park now? I remember the cabins and electric sites were always filled but it used to be pretty easy to get a tent only site, even got a site in the park one day in July 1997 around 5 pm.