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Farewell to Yellowstone

Mammoth Hot Spring

Mammoth Hot Spring

A home for a ranger..

A home for a ranger..

Out the gate into Gardiner..

Out the gate into Gardiner..

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Down the canyon.

Down the canyon.

Upper Falls.
Upper Falls.
From Artists' Point.

From Artists' Point.

 

Hey, a parrot! (Upper Falls overlook.)

Hey, a parrot! (Upper Falls overlook.)

Yellowstone volcanism

Jelly Geyser.

Jelly Geyser.

Grand Prismatic Spring.

Grand Prismatic Spring.

Boardwalk at Midway Basin.

Boardwalk at Midway Basin.

Opal Spring.

Opal Spring.

Yellowstone, here we come!

Will we see Old Faithful?

Will we see Old Faithful?

Today and tomorrow (and probably part of Tuesday, too) we’ll be in Yellowstone National Park, land of bubbling craters, rotten egg smells, rampant wildlife (and tourists) and of course the honor of being America’s first national park. I suspect we’ll have some wireless there and be able to post photos for you to see! Our Fourth of July was very quiet but it was nice to have a little vacation from vacation .. hope yours was great.

All American alpine sunflowers on the 4th of July

Fields of sunshine.

Fields of sunshine.

Nice one-way trail loop along the cross country ski course this morning ..

More spectacular in person.

More spectacular in person.

Targhee sunset

Off the balcony window.

Off the balcony window.

Escapee Camp

Some campgrounds somehow manage to not be listed on any guide, map, book or other resource that we have for our travels. Tonight we are staying at one of those, Trail Creek just over the Teton Pass on the west side. It’s a beautiful spot with a rushing creek, wildflowers, and hardly any campers. It does look to be reserved for most of the weekend, though.

Bee on a wild rose.

Bee on a wild rose.

Besides wild roses, there are sunflowers, Indian paintbrush, Queen Anne’s lace, buttercups and other wildflowers whose names I do not know here. It’s very pretty.

Indian paintbrush.

Indian paintbrush.

Hearing up the Teton Pass, elevation 8,431 feet, 18 miles from Jackson.

Hearing up the Teton Pass, elevation 8,431 feet, 18 miles from Jackson.

Trail Creek.

Trail Creek.