Friday, October 23, 2009


The Grand Canyon may be beyond description and adjectives are insufficient for description. Yellowstone can be described if you use superlatives. Spectacular, amazing, wonderful, beautiful and magnificent! Glorious too!

So here is the Lamar Valley. You will have an excellent chance of seeing herds of Buffalo, Elk and Deer. Sometimes they are close to the road and sometimes you need a good pair of binoculars.

This one was right next to us and we were so excited that we failed to get out our camera until he started to walk away.

On the western loop looking East towards the Canyon. Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the first National Park. It is mostly in Wyoming, but also Montana and Idaho.
Green Springs formed from the HOT water and the minerals.

Emerald Springs. The smell is sulphur and can be pretty strong. Despite all the warnings, people still step on the edges and risk getting burned and damaging the beauty.


Old Faithful! You are in the heart of a thermal area. There are geysers shooting up all around you.

A natural formation opposite Tower Falls below.

The Grand Tetons just South of Yellowstone.
The money shot below at Oxbow Bend.

The view of the Tetons on the way South to Jackson's Hole.

The Grand Tetons with Jackson Lake.

A trail leading down to Jackson Lake and the Grand Tetons beyond. The mosquitoes were very bad.
Just below Yellowstone is Grand Teton National Park. The mountain portion was preserved in 1929 and the valley across from it preserved in 1950 with the help of the Rockefeller family.

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