Yellowstone & the Tetons


Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River and Lower Falls  Lower Falls from Artist's Point Lower Falls Closeup Lower Falls from the canyon rim trail. Looking down from the brink of the Lower Falls.

Yellowstone Canyon is my favorite part of the entire park.  The lower falls are 308 feet from top to bottom.  The dark green streak is caused by a deep gash in the river bed.  That gash is the reason why the water doesn't fly out into the air and turn to mist.  It allows the bottom of the river to fall first.  Then the top part can fall straight down.  It's an inspiring sight that really says "Yellowstone" to me.

Bison in Hayden Valley

Bison are everywhere.  These are in Hayden Valley.

Fountain Paint Pots.

Fountain Paint Pots.  Pools of boiling mud that smell as attractive as they look.

Black Bear Male.jpg (33685 bytes) Mother Bear & Cubs. Male Grizzly Bear.

If you've been to Yellowstone, you know it's all about the bears.

Mammoth Hot Springs, location of Yellowstone National Park Headquarters. Elk on the laws at Mammoth Hot Springs. The Roosevelt Gate is the original entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Mammoth Hot Springs is where the park headquarters is located.  Be sure to buy plenty of postcards to mail from their post office.  All mail from there contains Yellowstone's own postmark.  The road leading up from the middle of the picture goes north to the Roosevelt Gate, the original entrance to.

The Boardwalk around Norris Geyser Basin.

Norris Geyser Basin is just part of the largest active geothermal area in the world.

Sapphire Pool. Sapphire Pool Closeup.

The deep blue color of Sapphire Pool comes from the bacteria that live within it.  The various pools and springs have water that is different temperatures.  Different temperatures mean different colored bacteria.

Old Faithful Geyser. Old Faithful beginning to erupt. Old Faithful. Old Faithful closup.

Old Faithful.  Enough said.

The West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake.

The West Thumb, of Yellowstone Lake that is.

Looking east from the top of Signal Mountain. Looking south from the top of Signal Mountain. Looking west from the top of Signal Mountain

Here's what it looks like from the top of Signal Mountain.  This has to be the most beautiful view in the world.

Looking West from the Willow Flats parking lot. Looking west from Willow Flats. Looking west from Willow Flats.  Taken from a scanned slide.

The Tetons as seen from Willow Flats.  We hoped to see a moose here, but no luck.

Jenny Lake.  Taken from a scanned slide. Snake River.  Taken from a scanned slide. Mount Moran.  Taken from a scanned slide. Mountain pass through the Tetons range.

The GRAND Tetons.  They sure named them right.

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