Sunday, September 15, 2013

Falls, Geysers, and Buffalo

One of the classic views in Yellowstone NP is the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

The photography book I had said to get there at 9:45 AM to see the rainbow. Although I didn't plan it, that's when I got there.

The rainbow changed colors several times.

To get a close-up view of the falls, we went down Uncle Tom's trail, 328 steps down about 3/4 of the way into the canyon.

It's a great view of both the falls -

And the rainbow. OK - now where's the elevator back up?


After stumbling up the 328 steps, we went to a view of the Upper Falls.

Then on the way back to the campground, we stopped and walked the trails of the Norris Geyser Basin.

The highlight here is Emerald Spring, but there is a lot more to see.

There are 300 geysers in Yellowstone. Some are fairly regular, and some are not, but Constant Geyser is just that - constant!

Yet another waterfall - Gibbon Falls - on the way home.

And another big guy walking along the road!


  1. Great pictures, I have not ever seen the rainbow:(

  2. This is one of our favorite areas!! We went to the falls with Mike's mom and dad years ago but didn't do the steps. When we return we need to do this and experience the falls totally!!

  3. Bet your calves are a little sore today. Thanks for the great pics!

  4. Yellowstone is just about my favorite place in the country. I think I could get down those steps, but getting back up would take me a long time with this new hip. ;)

  5. Well, I doubt if I'll ever get there by 9:45, so I guess I'll never see it. Very cool.

  6. OH gorgeous! You caught it just right...Love the Buffalo, he is a cool dude!!

  7. Thank you for climbing down and up those stairs so I could see the rainbow. Now I don't have to do it myself! :cD

  8. Beautiful pictures. Great hike up those stairs.

  9. I have always wanted to go here. Beautiful photos.


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