Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Travel Blog

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1 - Even entering Yellowstone National Park we found "Hoodoos"

Yellowstone National Park, where we will be for two days.  We will be taking the east entrance from Cody in order to get more great sites along the way.

Our first glimpse of Yellowstone was today. It included not only the natural sites, like lakes, mud pots, and steaming, noisy hot springs caves (Dragons Cave), and Sulphur caldrons, but animals too. 

 

Today we saw lots of Bison, a couple of Elk, and a Grizzly Bear and her cub. 

 

And in the late afternoon some very bad smoke.  We haven’t been able to determine where the fire is but we got a couple of pictures of the smoke, and they turned out very well.  I hate to see the damage it causes and I hope it is out by morning so it does as little damage as possible. But you could see the damage that previous fires had done and we got a few pictures of that too. The summertime is so dangerous in the forests.

 

Lots of good pictures today, without a doubt even more tomorrow.

 

Tonight we drive back out the eastern entrance to stay at the Elephant Head Lodge.

 

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1 - Even entering Yellowstone Nati…
1 - Even entering Yellowstone Nat…
2 - Even entering Yellowstone Nati…
2 - Even entering Yellowstone Nat…
3 - Two tunnels we would be drivin…
3 - Two tunnels we would be drivi…
4 - In and out and in and out. Of …
4 - In and out and in and out. Of…
5 - We do have a thing about tunne…
5 - We do have a thing about tunn…
6 - The lake behind the dam.
6 - The lake behind the dam.
7 - An old Ball Plug used to sto…
7 - An old "Ball Plug" used to st…
8 - The lake is huge.
8 - The lake is huge.
9 - Big and blue.
9 - Big and blue.
10 -  This guy was laying right ne…
10 - This guy was laying right n…
11 - Most of the herd was grazing.
11 - Most of the herd was grazing.
12 - This one was still trying to …
12 - This one was still trying to…
13 - Many of them were.
13 - Many of them were.
14 - We took lots of pics of this …
14 - We took lots of pics of this…
15 - Buffalo were all over the mea…
15 - Buffalo were all over the me…
16 - As you can see, this is a big…
16 - As you can see, this is a bi…
17 - Buffalo out in for a meal.
17 - Buffalo out in for a meal.
18 - Big herd.
18 - Big herd.
19 - Very big herd.
19 - Very big herd.
20 - A few miles later, another bi…
20 - A few miles later, another b…
21 - And another lake.
21 - And another lake.
22 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
22 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
23 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
23 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
24 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
24 - Upper Yellowstone Falls
25 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
25 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
26 - A smaller falls comes off the…
26 - A smaller falls comes off th…
27 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
27 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
28 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
28 - Upper Yellowstone Falls.
29 - The river and viewing area ju…
29 - The river and viewing area j…
30 - Downstream the canyon walls a…
30 - Downstream the canyon walls …
31 -
31 -
32 - The canyon walls
32 - The canyon walls
33 - Very steep walls
33 - Very steep walls
34 - Steep and tall
34 - Steep and tall
35 - With the river at the bottom
35 - With the river at the bottom
36 - Way down at the bottom
36 - Way down at the bottom
37 - Downstream another mile or tw…
37 - Downstream another mile or t…
38 - The river below Lower Yellows…
38 - The river below Lower Yellow…
39 - Lower Yellowstone Falls in wh…
39 - Lower Yellowstone Falls in w…
40 - Lower Yellowstone Falls in wh…
40 - Lower Yellowstone Falls in w…
41 - Another shot of the river bel…
41 - Another shot of the river be…
42 - Another shot of the canyon wa…
42 - Another shot of the canyon w…
43 - A long shot of Lower Yellowst…
43 - A long shot of Lower Yellows…
44 - A long shot of Lower Yellowst…
44 - A long shot of Lower Yellows…
45 - Another long shot of Lower Ye…
45 - Another long shot of Lower Y…
46 - Another long shot of Lower Ye…
46 - Another long shot of Lower Y…
47 - Still in awe I took another o…
47 - Still in awe I took another …
48 - Zoomed in the falls are beaut…
48 - Zoomed in the falls are beau…
49 - Zoomed way out.
49 - Zoomed way out.
50 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
50 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
51 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
51 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
52 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
52 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
53 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
53 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
54 - Another shot zoomed in.
54 - Another shot zoomed in.
55 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
55 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
56 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
56 - Lower Yellowstone Falls
57 - A male adult deer out close t…
57 - A male adult deer out close …
58 - In some areas you could still…
58 - In some areas you could stil…
59 - Stark and with out life.
59 - Stark and with out life.
60 - But not all were killed and m…
60 - But not all were killed and …
61 - But at one stopping point we …
61 - But at one stopping point we…
62 - A lightening strike fire in t…
62 - A lightening strike fire in …
63 - It was posing no danger so th…
63 - It was posing no danger so t…
64 - But the smoke seemed to be ge…
64 - But the smoke seemed to be g…
65 - We found out later that it bu…
65 - We found out later that it b…
66 - These were taken in late afte…
66 - These were taken in late aft…
67 - Smoke from a fire in the back…
67 - Smoke from a fire in the bac…
68 - The sun through the heavy smo…
68 - The sun through the heavy sm…
69 - One lone buffalo grazing.
69 - One lone buffalo grazing.
70 - Many more lone buffalo.
70 - Many more lone buffalo.
71 - Another buffalo just escaping…
71 - Another buffalo just escapin…
72 - An area of several mud pots.
72 - An area of several mud pots.
73 - Thermals and mud pots.
73 - Thermals and mud pots.
74 - The mud pots.
74 - The mud pots.
75 - More thermals
75 - More thermals
76 - Mud pots
76 - Mud pots
77 - The sign at the Dragons Mouth…
77 - The sign at the Dragons Mout…
78 - Steam from Dragon Mouth Sprin…
78 - Steam from Dragon Mouth Spri…
79 - Just to make sure the camera …
79 - Just to make sure the camera…
80 - Some of the beautiful flowers…
80 - Some of the beautiful flower…
81 - This was a mud volcano.
81 - This was a mud volcano.
82 - A Mud Volcano.
82 - A Mud Volcano.
83 - We had to really slow down fo…
83 - We had to really slow down f…
84 - An even closer look at that B…
84 - An even closer look at that …
85 - A Grizzley bear cub playing c…
85 - A Grizzley bear cub playing …
86 - We saw a grizzly bear and her…
86 - We saw a grizzly bear and he…
87 - Another picture of the grizzl…
87 - Another picture of the grizz…
88 - Note that momma bear was clos…
88 - Note that momma bear was clo…
89 - A rather different rock forma…
89 - A rather different rock form…
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