Showing posts with label Yellowstone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yellowstone. Show all posts

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yellowstone II

A concerned raven


We stopped by the continental divide to enjoy the lilly pools

Road over the continental divide

A sleeping old faithful, when we pulled up, it was already going off.

The Old Faithful Inn

A geyser erupting in the distance

Castle Geyser, a rare one to witness, goes off about once per day

It was just starting to erupt as we approached it

Castle spewing high

One more shot of castle, named so for its
castle like natural fortification

A stream running through the Old Faithful geyser basin


A pool and some dead trees

Morning Glory

An ivory tree on the geyser basin

Whenever the walkways are empty, you know old faithful is erupting.

Black Sand Basin

Close-up of some stuff

Emerald Pool

Emerald Pool II

A small turquoise pool

The edge of Grand Prismatic

Grand Prismatic - it was a windy day and we saw about 6 hats
smoldering in the surrounding area

The fringe of Excelsior at Midway

Hot water draining into a river


A dog named Fidget

Up the firehole

Yellowstone I

The road from Montana into Yellowstone.  On the far right of
this picture is the devil's slide.

This is Gardiner, MT, a small town that rest at the northern entrance
to the park.  Kristin and I went white water rafting here last year.

Right when we entered the park at Mammoth, we saw a bunch of
female elk.  Here are two scurrying away with a couple of classic cars.

These elk commandeered a picnic area in Mammoth.

The desolate terraces of Mammoth

Grandma and Kristin

A lone tree on the terrace

Orange Spring Mound

An elk just hanging around

We found a great little picnic spot between Mammoth and Roosevelt

Kristin setting up our picnic

A few of my favorite things

A squirrel enjoying a snack

Storm was brewing, it wound up rolling in right as we
were taking an ice cream break

We saw this black bear cub from about 5 feet away

Columns of rock between Roosevelt and Canyon

Overhanging cliff

Another shot of the columns

A stream around Tower falls

Ice cream break

A hillside

The roads up here are great

A vista

We were pretty high up here

A dead tree

a dog portrait

A cliffside around artist's point

Kristin and Grandma

Grandma and I

Grandpa and Grandma at Artist's point

Artist's point


3 stooges

A river

A huge sky

A lone Buffalo, normally is Yellowstone, we see 000's
of Buffalo.  This year we saw about 6.

A beautiful valley, looks like the xp screen saver

Another dog portrait

Geological feature around Mud Volcano

Dragon's mouth spring

A nerd

A bend

Bison that greeted up outside of the Lake Hotel

My carmates

The halls of the haunted Lake Hotel

Bison still hanging out

Boys night out

Yellowstone Lake

walking like Tom Cruise

The Lake Hotel

Mountains across the lake

I caught this guy mid chew

We took this winding road after dinner, searching for moose

Sunset at Lake

Another one

The shores of the lake