To Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park Travel Blog

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Hired actor...not sure if he is union or not.
Our stay at the cabin was great and we ate a good breakfast at Pistol Petes in Buffalo WY.  We still had a drive ahead and Brian was still craving steak.  We took Rt 16 and 14 to Yellowstone and it was long but scenic ride.  We cleaned up the car and scrapped all the bugs off the windshield .  I know, so glamorous, don't be jealous. We drove thru Bighorn National Forest and saw many deer and two moose.  We arrived at Yellowstone at 4.  A handsome buffalo met us at the entry looking for directions to the local water hole.  It was kinda funny...I think the park hires actors to greet the public.  He posed for a few pics and we went on our way.    Yellowstone is huge.  We were looking out for Grizzly Adams and Ben but didn't see them.
Old Sometimes Faithful early in the morning .
  We did pull in just as Old Faithful was about to blow.  The crowd was impressive.  Old Faithful is not as faithful as you would think.  He was a few minutes late and can be off by 10 minutes give or take.  Typical male.   We went for a 3 mile walk around the hot springs.  The walking paths are really cool, almost as cool as Castle Island...almost. Brian's craving for steak did not waver, so he ate some bison something.  It was good.  He has tried a bunch of different beers, of course.  We are collecting some to bring to Arizonia and relax with. Yogi has been avoided us.  Last time we saw him, Brian ate his picnic basket.  I think he may still be holding a grudge.
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Gateway to Nature with my ipod, laptop, cell phone and digital camera.

We woke up and went straight to the store to get some bear spray, whistle and bell.  It was funny.  We talked to two rangers....one said we should sing, one said to get the bear spray.  He also added that he double fists bear spray while hiking in Glacier. SOLD!

We hike about 7 miles to Mallard Lake.  It was nice.  We were singing loudly.  We saw a ranger on the trail.  He said he heard us coming from a mile away.  We also saw a couple from Cali, who said the same thing.  The hubby told me a great Jeopardy question.  He said Sequoia is one of the only words with all vowels.  Hows that Trebek!  We made it out of the woods alive, unscathed with a few mosquito bites.

We ate PBJ's and decided to go for a drive.

Hike
  We were driving to a meadow and in front of us were 3 buffalo.  This was not good.  They were mating.  The bull dropped its head twice and scoffed his heal as if he was going to charge the Subaru.  I was having a fit.  Brian did not get the money shot although people video taping and hiding behind our car got it.  Buffalo Love is alive and well at Yellowstone.

We did another 2 mile switch back hike to a water fall.  It was pretty awesome.  Then we headed back to the Old Faithful area where we were staying.  It is light until 10, so we ate some cereal and did a much needed load of laundry. 

The next day we drove out to Mammoth hot springs.  We saw an elk relaxing and took a few snap shots and walked the walkway a bit and proceded onto Glacier.

Yogi was seen on our way out of the park.  There was a "bear jam".  Yogi was very far away.  I could not see him but Brian did.  Not close enough for pics.  One thing about Yellowstone I noticed is that the people are more dangerous than the animals.  They stopped abruptly on the road and walk in the road.  It's kinda dangerous.

We had a good time at Yellowstone and on the way out, we saw our double fisted bear spraying ranger, who wished us luck on our trip.

Hired actor...not sure if he is un…
Hired actor...not sure if he is u…
Old Sometimes Faithful early in th…
Old Sometimes Faithful early in t…
Gateway to Nature with my ipod, la…
Gateway to Nature with my ipod, l…
Hike
Hike
Elk
Elk
Buffalo dance!
Buffalo dance!
Waterfall Hike
Waterfall Hike
Yellowstone Canyon
Yellowstone Canyon
After storm rainbow.
After storm rainbow.
Mammoth Hotsprings.
Mammoth Hotsprings.
Elk!
Elk!