Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Yellowstone National Park
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
So how can I describe the natural beauty that surrounded me this past week? Words fail me...and remember I speak two languages. All I can say if that you enjoy the outdoors this area is a must see.
view from our cabin/cabin
We stayed outside a little town in Montana, Cooke City about 5 minutes outside the Northeast entrance to the park. If you could drive at 60 mi/hr through town it would past you in a minute. We had no cell phone coverage and at our cabin we had intermittent wifi. It was wonderful to be disconnected, really.
First breakfast in Cooke City, temp 50s in the morning and night, high of 70s during the day, zero humidity
We did a lot of driving, and we covered most of the park except for the southeast corner. We saw thermal pools, geysers, we did wonderful hikes (at least one a day) and we visited Cody, Wyoming for a change of pace. Hope you enjoy the pictures!
View on the road, at least once a day
Chromatic Thermal Pool, the color comes from living organisms!
I hiked up a mountain!(Specimen Trail)
Enlarge this picture to see DH and DS2 on top of the mountain at the Petrified Wood forest!
Two spots of the Beaver Ponds Trail, the wildflowers were amazing!
Enlarge to see bison in the background
Beautiful Canyon hike
At the Roosevelt Gate
Next post will be by a guest blogger who will relate a funny encounter (although not at the time) Stay tuned!