Gazing at Geysers and Bonding with Buffalos

Yellowstone today, the southern loop.
Into the park and beautiful scenery.

Started out at the paint pots, a nice start with a walk around some bubbling basins of varying colors.

We hiked down to the lower falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Many switchbacks, down (and up later), but well worth it.
So much power in that water.

Then on to lunch.
We found a picnic spot on the Yellowstone and settled in for luch.
Three buffalo were on the hill across from our lunch spot, and ravens and an osprey provided some additional action.

Lunch on the Yellowstone - with buffalo

We finally rousted ourselves off the riverbank and back on the road.
Got to see an elk butt somewhere along this stretch as well.

At that point we found our way to Old Faithful.
We didn’t have to wait too long for the geyser’s eruption.
After that we walked all around the geyser basins.
We got to see the beehive geyser erupt as well.
It only goes off every 10 hours to 5 days, so we were really lucky.

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We took so much time we were able to see Old Faithful again.

Then it was back to West Yellowstone.
Spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread.
Sleepy time tonight.

2 Responses to “Gazing at Geysers and Bonding with Buffalos”

  1. Sandy Says:

    Great photos!

  2. Sam Says:

    Loved the slideshow! I cooled off just touring the images!

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