Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Travel Blog

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locals in no hurry to move

After the mad dash across Oregon and Idaho we managed to get to Yellowstone a day early and so could spend 4 nights there. We had stopped at a well known supermarket for cheap warm jumpers (and more thick socks for Caz) as we heard it would be -2 C that night. Sure enough camping on a mountain of 8000 feet was a bit chilly, even for me, and the wolves howling all night woke us up every now and again along with the sound of bloody generators from the massive RV’s everyone drives round. Even with all these beautiful national parks they just can’t do without cable TV and microwaves.

Yellowstone is yet another place with scenery to die for, the US seems to be full of them. We’ve tried to limit the photos, we managed to take over 1000 between us, we won’t bore you with them all, well not yet anyway.

Yellowstone Canyon
The first day was spent touring the many springs, pools and geysers that the park has to offer. The smell of Hydrogen Sulphide was heavy in the air, and Caz was getting over exited about all the microbial mats of varying colours. We were lucky enough to be around when a few of the smaller road side geysers went off and later saw Old Faithful go off 5 mins late, apparently it’s not as faithful as it once was.

The next couple of days were a bit more energetic. Yellowstone has a large canyon that runs for about 20 miles in the north of the park. It’s about 1000 feet deep and has 2 main waterfalls that can be viewed from a multitude of places, most of which require a 500 foot drop down steep trails or steps. Having been cooped up in a car for most of the last 10 days I took the opportunity to get some exercise and do as many as I could. Caz even joined me for a couple but was not impressed by metal steps bolted to the cliff so she could see the massive drop below (see photo). Even though we were totally knackered by the end, the views were well worth it.

Next stop, possibly the most boring place in the world, Salt Lake City.

dragonkeeper says:
Hi Guys, some great photo's. Keep on trekking!!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2007
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locals in no hurry to move
locals in no hurry to move
Yellowstone Canyon
Yellowstone Canyon
camping it up in yellowstone
camping it up in yellowstone
Billy in the middle of America
Billy in the middle of America
happy as a buffalo in dust
happy as a buffalo in dust
looks tempting but a bit warm
looks tempting but a bit warm
pink dome geyser (our personal fav…
pink dome geyser (our personal fa…
Old (not so) Faithful
Old (not so) Faithful
Sunset at Old Faithful
Sunset at Old Faithful
another geyser
another geyser
yet another geyser
yet another geyser
multicoloured microbial mats
multicoloured microbial mats
Desolate but delicate
Desolate but delicate
Worth the 600 foot descent
Worth the 600 foot descent
The only way is up.
The only way is up.
steamy
steamy
hubble bubble.
hubble bubble.
smokin
smokin
more microbial mats
more microbial mats
He made it to the top of a moutain…
He made it to the top of a moutai…
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