Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (June 23-26)

I stayed in two different parts of Yellowstone in two different accommodation types.  The first two nights were in a rustic Frontier Cabin at Canyon Village and the next two nights in my HubbaHubba at Madison Campground.  The Rangers warned me it would be cooler in Yellowstone but that didn't happen.  The heat was relentless!

This Park is known for its geysers and hot pools.
They are colorful...
...and active...
There are hundreds of pools!
This area is a geoligists dream and a photographers too!
Then there is Old Faithful being faithful!
It was a spectacular sight against the clear blue sky.
Yes, of course, I saw bison!
...and Artist Point...
AKA The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
There is a mountain here with a lookout you say?
Of course I hiked up to it!
My summit shot on Mount Washburn.
With the heat and the sun, I was being drawn to water where it felt a degree or two cooler.  This is Yellowstone Lake. 
The Madison River ran by my campground in Madison.   It was a great place to just sit after dinner and before campfire time.  Fishing is a big sport in Yellowstone and speaking of big, the meadow is polluted with bison.  They enjoyed congregating here each evening too.
Another part of Yellowstone Lake was lined with flowers. 
I love it here!
I drove over every major road in the Park, to all four corners and every place in between. I saved the top east corner for the last as it was on my route back home.  I didn't spend much time in Mammoth but did see some major sights.  As I exited through the Roosevelt Arch, this symbolized my vacation was over and it was time to hit the road home.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like you had an incredible adventure. Good for you!!

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  2. Brillant photos. Such clarity especially in this post. What a wonderful trip!!! Can forgive you for being absent.

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  3. I admire your productivity. That is a whole lot of material to create in such a short time. Well done and outstanding images. They bring back great memories from my past travels. Thanks for Arco. Two of your photos are posted and linked with due credit given.

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  4. Awesome photos! I really want to get up to Yellowstone one of these days it looks amazing!

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