Yellowstone & the Tetons
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 are everywhere. These are in Hayden Valley.
Fountain Paint Pots. Pools of boiling mud that smell as attractive as they look.
If you've been to Yellowstone, you know it's all about the bears.
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.
Norris Geyser Basin is just part of the largest active geothermal area in the world.
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. Enough said.
The West Thumb, of Yellowstone Lake that is.
Here's what it looks like from the top of Signal Mountain. This has to be the most beautiful view in the world.
The Tetons as seen from Willow Flats. We hoped to see a moose here, but no luck.
The GRAND Tetons. They sure named them right.
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