Thursday, September 14, 2017

Welcome to Yellowstone!

From Cody, WY, I drove through Yellowstone National Park to meet up with the WINs again in Island Park, ID, our next gathering point. Almost immediately, I ran into a buffalo jam...


The first thing we did was go on a historic walking tour of West Yellowstone. We managed to get inside the old Union Pacific dining hall.

All over town are these cool painted buffalo.

Some are really intricate.

The next day, Patricia and I went back into Yellowstone National Park. We first went to Norris Geyser Basin, because the parking lot is usually full and closed.

Next we went to the Canyon section of the park, where the big attraction is the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

This is the view from Artist's Point.

There were even some artists there!

Next we went to the brink of the Upper Falls.

And then to the brink of the Lower Falls, although I didn't walk all the way down.

The canyon is steep and beautiful here. And zooming in-

There was an osprey in a nest.

The view down canyon -

And looking over at Artist's Point, where we just were.

On the way home, we stopped at Gibbon Falls -

And drove right by this guy, who was sticking out his tongue at me...


  1. Love Yellowstone, but have been there enough times that we are unwilling to face the huge crowds that head there during the "season" now.

  2. LOL... the Buffalo Jam, the gotchya of Yellowstone! Great pics and brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!!!


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