Day 2 got started a little late because well, we’re lazy when we’re on vacation. We slept in.
After a quick breakfast at the hotel, the ye olde Hampton Inn, we were off to the races. It is not an insignificant distance from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone. A good two hours drive passing through Grand Teton just to get to the south entrance. Speaking of Grand Teton, a good camera picture of the same. Panoramic pictures to follow once we’re home.
So in the park we go passing through a heavily forested pass. No critters to be seen as of yet but did have some nice views. Still quite a bit of snow on the ground at that elevation.
We went around the south loop counterclockwise, starting with the west thumb geyser basin. Lots of great pictures to be had of the thermal features.
We continued on a “short” way, or as short as any way gets in Yellowstone anyway, to some more thermal features. Dragons mouth, mud geyser and mud volcano were all in the area.
Continuing onward, we took the side route to see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. First stop was the brink of the upper falls.
Next up was Inspiration Point for a spectacular view.
And a little critter hanging out…
Back on track we rode on to another thermal feature, the artists paint pots.
Next we tried to answer one of life’s great mysteries….
To get to the other side and the herd it seems…
And then what i believe was a mule deer.
By this time it was late, we had a significant drive ahead of us and the wife and unborn were about to naw my arm off so I felt it prudent to head back to the hotel and leave more Yellowstone sights for another day. We have several more till we take of for home anyway.