Seventh Day – Yellowstone

We spent two nights at Yellowstone. I will try to cramp the highlights of Yellowstone in one entry although we had the equivalent of two days there.

We saw parts of it passing through on our way to the Tetons and going to our hotel the following day. Then we explored a full day driving to Mammoth Hot Springs and doing the circle of the higher part of the figure eight.

When I called the hotel if they had a street address I was told that Canyon Lodge won’t be picked up by a GPS and besides there’s only one road throughout the park so one can’t get lost which is true.

I was glad that they assigned as at the newer Dunraven Lodge. Among the accommodations we had, this was my favorite even though it was a drive to go to the Canyon Village where all the facilities/services are. It made it very quiet.

From Mammoth we went through the Dunraven Pass which was just as scary as the drive to/from St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier. Good thing we were there early in the season that I had the road to myself once again and can drive at the middle of the road when I was supposed to be on the outer lane.

We were happy at our first sight of a bison - we thought very lucky already

We were happy at our first sight of a bison – we felt very lucky already

and then there was a bison jam

and then there was a bison jam

I love capturing them in their own habitat

I love capturing them in their own habitat

Then we saw our first geyser - Painted Pots

Then we saw our first geyser – Painted Pots

This is my favorite with a blue pool

This is my favorite with a blue pool

There are signs of life in some spots

There are signs of life in some spots

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A waterfall

A waterfall

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Old Faithful Lodge

Old Faithful Lodge

Window with a view of the Old Faithful

Window with a view of the Old Faithful

A Park ranger

A Park ranger

Old Faithful gave a spectacular show

Old Faithful gave a spectacular show

Bisons in a meadow

Bisons in a meadow

The Dunraven Lodge - our home for a couple of nights

The Dunraven Lodge – our home for a couple of nights

I guess I need to do a second part to Yellowstone. The National Park is way too big and offers so many things that one entry is not sufficient.

The next day we went to Mammoth Hot Springs . . . (to be continued)

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4 Responses to Seventh Day – Yellowstone

  1. arlene says:

    Nice set Lou!

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  2. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Arlene!

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  3. bebs1 says:

    It is. Yellowstone is one huge caldera it is unbelievable that one can drive around it. Out of this world!

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