Great Western Adventure : Day 2 Yellowstone National Park

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.

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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.

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Nice view of the canyon

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.

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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.

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Continuing onward, we took the side route to see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. First stop was the brink of the upper falls.

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Next up was Inspiration Point for a spectacular view.

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And a little critter hanging out…

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Back on track we rode on to another thermal feature, the artists paint pots.

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Bubble bubble

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View from the top of the hill

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Gloop gloop glop

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Gloop bubble gloop

Next we tried to answer one of life’s great mysteries….

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Why did

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The buffalo

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Cross the road?

To get to the other side and the herd it seems…

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And then what i believe was a mule deer.

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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.

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