Saturday, August 30, 2008

Yellowstone National Park

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Thursday morning Russ and I were up early as we were very eager to head down to Yellowstone National Park. We took US Hwy 191 south for 89 miles to West Yellowstone, Mt. We stopped in at the Visitors Information Center and picked up maps and very useful information from the Ranger there. We then headed in the 14 miles to Madison. That's where we started touring the Lower Geyser Basin including Firehole Falls. It took us better than 3 hours to make it down to Old Faithful Geyser. We were intrigued by all that we saw.

We continued on around the lower loop seeing West Thumb, passing by the beautiful Yellowstone Lake, stopping for gas at Fishing Bridge, taking in the beauty of "The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone" with the Upper and Lower Falls. Just outstanding views and well worth seeing.

It was getting to be 6 pm and we still had a lot to see and do but just not enough time left in the day. We decided that we would return on Friday to see the Upper Loop and catch Norris Junction, Canyon Junction, Tower Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs. We traveled down US Hwy 89 from Livingston, Mt., to the North Entrance and made it as far as Tower Junction when we had to leave unexpectedly. We will make another trip some day to see the rest and revisit some that we have already seen.

We need to all support our National Parks.

Until later, Take Care.

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