Final Day in Yellowstone, Day 10

June 649915_DaisyWaldOur last full day in the park today. Mary is feeling better each day, so we took advantage of a dry morning and set out again for some final walks around some of the geyser basins. This whole area is pretty flat so the walking should be easy. The only problem might be rain later, but hey, we like that. Mary concocted a loop hike that will take us from Biscuit Basin through some of the less visited features between here and Old Faithful, and then back. First though was Biscuit Basin. It was so crowded when we’ve passed before, that we didn’t stop. This early, there were many fewer people.49921_DaisyWaldThis area has some of the more colorful hot pools and geysers. I look for things to silhouette against the steamy glacier colored hot pools. Other areas were absolutely boast brilliantly colored mineral lined terraces.49917_DaisyWald 49925_DaisyWald 49926_DaisyWaldAll along the boardwalk are of pools are liquid rainbows and geysers of various intensities.49942_DaisyWald 49939_DaisyWald 49958_DaisySapphire 49928_DaisyWald 49949_DaisyWaldAs we walked over the bridge above the Firehole River on the way out of the basin, we paused awhile to watch fly fishermen casting about.49975_fishing49980_DaisyWalkWe moved on to Black Sand Basin and seemed to arrive between busses. Just a few cars here. This area hasn’t changed much since previous visits. Visibility was much better than previous visits because these nice spring days are warmer so far less steam present to obscure views. We got some nice views of Emerald Pool, Sunset Lake, and Opalescent Pool.49987_DaisyWalk 49996_DaisyWalk 50002_DaisyWalk 50020_DaisyWalk 50011_DaisyWalk 50026_DaisyWalk 50038_DaisyWalk 50043_BlackSandPoolWe found the Daisy Trailhead – a hiking trail that leaves from Black Sand Basin and will take us to a few other pools and geysers over in the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful. The trail first crosses the highway and goes into a scrubby pine area. The trail first passes Black Sand Pool. It’s another big hot pool. So what, we’re getting pretty jaded I guess. We paused here awhile, just because. A a particularly quiet, calm moment, I felt a mild thump underground. That was a little weird. 20 seconds later, the pool started bubbling and steaming much more. Then calmed down again. It happened repeatedly over the next few minutes. Just made me think about the forces deep underground. This place is supposed to explode again someday.50054_PunchbowlFurther on were Punch Bowl Spring and Grotto Geyser.50062_DaisyWalk 50067_DaisyWalkBeyond that, a favorite, Morning Glory Pool. A plaque there chastises those who would throw money or rocks into the pool. So of course a close inspection reveals money on the edges of the pool. This pool (and probably others) must be closed and cleaned out every year from people doing this.50088_DaisyWalk 50096_DaisyWalkBack tracking a bit, we moved into the Upper Geyser Basin. We didn’t do this part of the walk the last time here, so we figured we’d get it in now. We seemed to have missed most of the geyser eruptions around here. Many are quite regular in a 2-3 hour window. We just hope we blindly stumble upon one.50101_DaisyWalkFrom quite a distance, we could see Grand Geyer going off. We didn’t hurry because we though it would be finished momentarily. But it just kept going and going. It had turned to mostly steam by the time we got over, but still it made for some nice scenes.50103_DaisyWalk 50111_DaisyWalk 50121_DaisyWalkMost of the rest of the walk was backtracking. It was getting very overcast again by the time we got close to the trailhead, but no rain. We paused awhile along the Firehole River again to photograph flowers. I think we both don’t want to go, but we’ve run out of time. I’m glad this trip has finished so well. Back at camp we sat outside and enjoyed the warm air. Later, we took a final stroll down to the meadow that borders the campground – a final search for bison.50125_DaisyWalkWe are back in San Francisco now, busy catching up on homelife. We had a pretty uneventful sprint home right into a heat wave. Well, everywhere but San Francisco. We drove up to a lovely wall of fog cascading over our neighborhood.

Some changes hopefully in store for our summer. Stay tuned…

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Firehole River & South Rim, Day 9

June 549610-firehole2Mary was still not quite up to early morning treks, so I went out on my own out to the Firehole River for another look at the river from along the drive. I wanted softer light than what we had on the last visit and getting up and out early is the best way to do it.49605-firehole2 49608-firehole2 49633-firehole2There was some early morning fog which made the drive interesting, but by the time I got to the river, it was beginning to lift. I stopped at several places I’d picked out last time and spent a good while turing the yellowish turbulent cascades of the river into soft and feathery flows.49716-firehole2 49736-firehole2 49708-firehole2 49679-firehole2I found a favorite spot right at the end of the drive and tried to recreate an image I did here in 2006. I tried to set it up from memory, just where I stood and how I composed the shot. It’s always interesting to see how I remember it. I am always wrong. The light was not nearly what it was that day either.8153_CompareFirehole 49759-firehole2I wanted to also check out a part of the river right above the cascades, so I got back on the main road and stopped just a little bit further upstream. Here the water runs calm, but swift. I was taken with the undulating river grasses and experimented with a polarizer to cut glare.49753-firehole2As I was finishing up, a van full of interestingly dressed Japanese tourist pulled up and all got out. They were really fun to watch as they pulled out the selfie sticks and walked along the riverbank. They did actually take a few minutes looking at the river and surroundings, but mostly it was selfies.49767-fireholeSelfie249769-fireholeSelfie2V49776-fireholeSelfie2South Rim
After that interlude, I drove back to camp to pick-up Mary. We want to do another drive/hike along areas of the South Rim Drive. This way, we can hike some and drive/rest some in between. That should keep Mary going for the day. There will probably be loads of people at the overlooks, but we’re hoping the 1/2-mile out rule will apply and the trail portions will be lightly traveled.49785-SouthRimOur first stop was at the Uncle Tom Trail to the viewpoint. Before we even got out of the parking lot, we came across a beauty of an elk with a big felt covered rack. He was just calmly eating grass, so we loitered a bit, watching and photographing.49791-SouthRim49798-SouthRimOut on the trail to Artists point, we began getting views of the falls. They are indeed an impressive sight to see. From our vantage point, we could easily see the folks across the chasm standing on the brink at the overlook.49827-SouthRim 49829-SouthRimAs we suspected, it was crazy crowded here. We set out pretty quickly on the trail to Clear Lake. We didn’t realize it ran along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for so long. All along the trail were amazing views of the canyon.49860-SouthRim49897-SouthRim49894-SouthRimThe walls on both sides seem nearly vertical here as they plummet down to the river. Colors bleed into one another and all the time, breaks in overhead clouds would cast constantly changing light onto the scene.49870-SouthRim49825-SouthRim49864-SouthRimThe trail eventually turned away into the forest. We passed by marshy bug filled areas and as we neared Clear Lake, we began to feel the plunk of big drops again. Sometimes it is brief shower, sometime not. This one started off light, but got heavy fast. We donned our rain gear and found some cover in a small stand of trees next to the lake.49901-SouthRimIt soon turned to pea sized hail. But it was still just dropping straight down. No sever winds or dropping temperatures. The lake became a roiling cauldron as the cloudburst increased.49906_YellowstoneHailWe were good though, in our tree. Just photographing and watching.

Next post is our last full day in Yellowstone.

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Back to Norris, Day 8

Thursday, June 449477-norrisWe originally planned to camp down in the big campground at Madison, but when we talked with reservations, we learned there were only single day reservations open and the walk-up is too iffy. We opted for Norris again – an extra 10 miles to get down to the geyser basin we’re interested in visiting near Madison. No matter, we also wanted to get up to Norris Geyser Basin just a couple miles from the campground.49478-norrisIt was afternoon by the time we finished bumping our way back down the under construction road, and got ourselves set-up again at Norris. Mary was feeling more energetic today, so we went to Norris Geyser Basin for a short walk around the boardwalk. I wasn’t expecting much – I guess I just didn’t remember it well. It could have been the lighting, but the color combinations of water and mineral was so alluring.49481-norrisWe first walked around and through the Porcelain Basin area. Here I found some amazing abstracts with melting colors and steam spouting out of holes and cracks in the surface. These might be some of my favorite images of the trip so far.49483-norris49501-norrisAs we ventured out further onto the exposed boardwalk, the clouds thickened and we started feeling the occasional large raindrop plunk down on our heads. Then began a light rain of heavy drops. The crowds began hasty retreats. We opted for some scraggly pines along a slightly forested portion of the now dirt trail. Five minutes later, the rain stopped and the people were gone. We continued on our walk.49515-norris 49520-norrisMary was dressed pretty lightly, so we finished this portion of the walk and returned to the Rav for heavier clothing and a little snack. We picked up at the Back Basin Trail (also mostly a boardwalk). This area has still more interesting features, like Steamboat and Green Dragon Geysers.49553-norris 49561-norrisWe walked up to one little dry geyser and paused for a while. An older asian couple arrived. We each just paused a while.49573-norrisSuddenly it just erupted to a hight of about 10’. It had a number of short bursts then just stopped. We all just looked at each other and burst out laughing with shock and surprise! It was a nice cross-culture experience.49574-norrisWe knew our loop hike was nearly done when we arrived back at Cistern Spring. The wind had changed just enough so that I could actually see the pool. Heavier clouds had come over again and it created a really nice composition. Another favorite of today.49594-norris49597-norrisWe were done hiking for the day. Heavy clouds again, but another very full fun day.

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Hellroaring Creek Hike, Day 7

Wednesday, June 3
Editors note: We are actually home now. The past 6 days we’ve been busy with all that is involved with kickstarting our city life and putting to bed our travel life for now. I’ll post this and our last 2 day in Yellowstone to complete the trip. Hope you enjoy.49183-HellRoaringMorning was a bright one – something we haven’t seen much of lately. It was great to feel the sun so early and see the blue, blue sky. I was a little concerned that the light would get harsh quickly, so I was out and on the trail pretty early. I left Mary snuggled up tight in the Lazy Daze. I stopped once on my way toward Tower-Roosevelt when the road rose up into a large area of fog. As I came to Phantom Lake, a break in the fog cast some light over the meadow behind it, but only just briefly.49186-HellRoaringThere were just a few cars in the dirt lot at the trailhead. Probably they are backpackers or fishermen out for a few days. The trail to Hellroaring Creek starts off with a 600’ drop over 1 mile. From the top, I had a terrific view of Hellroaring Mountain and the Yellowstone River. The trail descends sharply down the side of a very green grassy steep meadow. The trail was good shape and the switchbacks made the angle less sever so walking was relatively easy. It was sunny and warm with a light breeze. This might be a lot more difficult on the way up if it gets too warm, but if the pattern continues, clouds should start forming any minute now.49192-HellRoaringWildflowers were a little sparse at first. Only a few blooming Arrowleaf Balsam Root were seen. But soon they appeared all over the slope. It was quite sunny, so finding a nice angle and background was a little challenging. I saw some tall Beargrass blossoms and Alpine Forget-me-nots. Several other varieties as well. I just had a dandy time along this stretch. As usual, it took me an hour to go that first mile.49200-HellRoaring 49211-HellRoaring 49219-HellRoaring 49232-HellRoaring 49224-HellRoaring 49236-HellRoaringOnce down off the steeper part of the descent, the trail moves into a very nice forested area. Still very green with loads of flowers. After passing the Garnet Hill Trail Junction, I began hearing the rushing waters of the Yellowstone River. The trail leads to a suspension bridge over the river and once on the bridge, I was mesmerized by the sights and sounds of this white water streatch. I skipped photos of the river itself because by now the cloudless sky and bright sun were making the conditions to harsh. I just photographed the bridge and moved on. Maybe later on the way back it will be better.49249-HellRoaring 49268-HellRoaring 49281-HellRoaringAfter the bridge, the trail levels out even more and continues through the forest a bit more before breaking out into a large sage meadow. About a mile from the bridge, I had the option of going straight out to Hellroaring Creek, or continuing on down the banks. I chose to walk about another mile down the banks. Well. it wasn’t really the banks of the river because the trail is set quite far back and mostly up higher than the river. In fact there were only a few places where I could even get down there comfortably even if I wanted to. It runs fast and quite loud – hence the name I’m sure.49284-HellRoaring 49292-HellRoaring 49301-HellRoaring 49357-HellRoaringJust as I was about to turn back, I found a set of elk antlers sitting next to the trail. Of course I had to mess around a bit. No one to see me. I took that as an omen that I should keep going, so I hiked a little further until I came to another stand of trees. Seemed like a nice spot for lunch.49304-HellRoaringAgain, flowers all around me, and now, clouds were indeed beginning to form. This gave me even more options for lighting.49335-HellRoaring 49373-HellRoaring 49382-HellRoaringI started back, once again enjoying the flowers and lovely trail.49418-HellRoaring 49403-HellRoaring 49407-HellRoaring 49411-HellRoaringThe river itself was not the most exciting of scenes, but it was loud and rushing nicely. I made a few pictures, then headed back.49421-HellRoaringBack at the bridge, the cloud cover was now enough to cut the super contasty conditions so I could now make some pictures of the river as it passed below me. The banks were pretty nice as well. A nice rest stop before I have to tackle the climb back up to the trailhead.49427-HellRoaring 49430-HellRoaring 49442-HellRoaring 49448-HellRoaringBut it wasn’t so bad. The clouds made it much cooler and the little breeze kept me from struggling too much. Of course, I stopped often on the way up because all the flower spots were now even more evenly lit. More nice scenes.49453-HellRoaring 49462-HellRoaring 49456-HellRoaring49468-HellRoaringGetting back to the top, I turned around to take in and appreciate the view once again. It was a wonderful hike on this spring day. I think summer would be way too hot, and fall would be mostly brown with no flowers. I passed maybe 6 people the entire day. 600’ I guess has an effect.49472-HellRoaringNext post, Mary is back in the saddle with me on another walk together through Norris Basin.

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Yellowstone National Park, Day 6

Back to the Terraces
Tuesday, June 248949-terrace2The morning dawned bright and blue for a change. No telling how long it will last. In keeping with our new policy of getting up early and going to popular areas, then heading for the hills later, we were out the door by 7AM. Unfortunately, Mary woke with a sore throat and was feeling poorly. She was still game to take on the day though. She’s a trooper.48960-terrace248979-terrace248973-terrace2We wanted to return to the lower terraces early this morning – both to avoid crowds and because of better light on the formations. Once the sun gets higher and brighter, it creates too contrasty of scenes.
48957-terrace2The early light is also great for casting interesting shadows that aren’t too dark or distracting. The shadows emphasize texture that complements and enhances the scene.48951-terrace248963-terrace2 48984-terrace2 49009-terrace2The wooden walkways climb and traverse all over the various terraces. In many places, the actual feature is no longer active, leaving just a white and gray coating of travertine. It can still be great material for pictures.49001-terrace2 49004-terrace249014-terrace2 49025-terrace2 49039-terrace2 49047-terrace2 49049-terrace2 49054-terrace2 49055-terrace2 49063-terrace2 49070-terrace2 49078-terrace2 49081-terrace249088-terrace249096-terrace2We had lunch, took a short rest, and when Mary was feeling better, we headed out for a drive on the Tower-Roosevelt road as far as Dunraven Pass. We want to cover some of the territory we missed from the other side.49118-terrace2Mary always likes to stop at a roadside exhibit that used to be about the firestorm. It’s a boardwalk that meanders through a burn area. A year after the fire when we visited, we walked through a lunar landscape of charred toothpicks, and we could still smell smoke – and nothing green. Today it’s returned so well the park service now calls it, “Forces of Nature” exhibit.49121-terrace2Mary for some odd reason always forces me to be silly at this spot so she can photograph me. I guess she needs proof it actually happens. It’s only fair payback to post this. The poor woman’s Atlas? 49124-terrace2So we continued along the road to check out various other waterfalls, animal sightings and scenic pull-outs.49163-terrace249134-terrace2Since I was driving again, I missed a great chance for black bear pictures when a mother and her 3 cub stopped traffic about 15 cars in front of us. Judging by the snarled and stopped cars, they had been there a while. A ranger was on hand to keep people sane, but the bears were on the passenger side so, Mary got a few distant shots as they sauntered by.49141-terrace2At the Tower-Roosevelt junction we opted for Dunraven Pass once again instead of heading out to the Lamar Valley. Too much driving to do that to. There were great views again on the way up and we stopped occasionally to look more closely. Of course by now, lots of clouds were building, but it just made the views that much more interesting.
We stopped one final time mid-way back for a short hike to some mud pots. They were underwhelming, but we were both taken with some of the blow-down trees on the rounded hills of this area. By the time we reached camp about 7 PM, it was pouring rain – lightning and thunder for several hours.49166-terrace2Tomorrow I am hiking the Hell Roaring River trail on my own. Mary, really feeling her cold now, will not be coming along. She didn’t want me t0 pass up the chance to hike if the weather was good though, and this trail sounds great.

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Yellowstone National Park, Day 4 & 5

Sunday, May 31
This morning we traveled up to Mammoth Hot Springs, the northern most campground that is open right now. We decided to travel separately because of 8 miles of roadwork and all the recent rains we’ve had. The Rav would have been covered in mud and muck . Mary went ahead and we met at the campground. We had a large selection of pull-throughs to choose from. We picked a site on the higher part of this 2 level campground. It has commanding views of the valley leading toward Gardiner, Montana.

We needed to dump the tanks and shop, so after settling in, we went in to town. We dumped at the Yellowstone River RV Park for 8 bucks and shopped at the rather expensive Grocery store down the road. By now clouds had rolled in and it was beginning to rain. Later, when the hail started, we knew our day was done. We got back to camp and decided to hang out the rest of the day. Our next hike will wait to tomorrow.

Beaver Ponds Hike & Sulphur Terraces
Monday, June 148788-beaverPondWe first did this hike on a cold fall morning many years ago and it was lovely. I was anxious to see what it was like in spring. The trail begins very near the Main Terrace at Mammoth right behind a stone building. You could do this as a loop as we have done in the past, but after the ponds, the trail becomes much less interesting as it descends though the forest back to Mammoth. We plan on just an “out and back” hike. About the same distance (4 miles), and a chance to revisit favorite spots in different light.48789-beaverPondThe trail starts by passing by Hymen Terrace Hot Spring. Many years ago on our first hike on this trail, Hymen Terrace was active and very colorful. It stopped flowing some time after. What remnant is just a chalky white travertine formation. Happens all the time. So many of the features we first saw here are gone or diminished. Just the nature of the park.48793-beaverPondThe path rises steadily for a while after Hymen, through a nice forest that later becomes open meadow. All along the way we were greeted with a large array of wildflowers, and as usual we stopped a lot for views flower pictures.48811-beaverPondIt was a little cloudy from the start this morning and just as we came out of the forest, we heard a thunder clap from the dark clouds ahead. Soon another couple ahead of us came into view saying they had seen the lightning and wanted no part of it. But it was so far off, we didn’t see a big problem. We continued on.48794-beaverPond48802-beaverPondMuch of the trail from here to the Beaver Ponds is very open with huge views of the mountains and valley. It morphed  between sun and clouds all day and this really helped keep the temperatures down and walking much more pleasant.The actual Beaver Ponds are not much to comment on. This walk is about the journey, not the destination. There are 3 ponds that I know of, but I’ve never seen a beaver in one (though it’s true they are most active very easy and very late). The water is surrounded by cattails and reeds, and that can make for some interesting pictures. We enjoyed listening to the song birds while eating lunch, but soon headed back. Clouds again.48804-beaverPond48818-beaverPondAt one point on the trail, I began hearing a very low guttural sound. I had trouble locating where it was coming from, but eventually picked out a blob of some sort off by a tree. As I stared at it, it moved it’s head. A bird! Actually a Blue Grouse. The sound was made as it puffed out it’s throat to reveal a white and red feather covered sack. A mating call I guess.48829-beaverPondThere were plenty of breaks of sunlight, and it created some interesting light patterns on the trees and soft green grass growing below. Not sure which is most effective. I like the softer of these two below.48833-beaverPond 48845-beaverPondAlso, this one I like a lot.48847-beaverPond

The clouds were heavier now and drops were felt at several points. We were nearly back down when really large raindrops began falling. They went THWACK, THWACK, as they hit us. The reason of course was the pea sized hail falling on us, not rain. 48857-beaverPondWe ducked into some trees to wait it out. We’ve started always carrying rain gear on these hikes – now maybe we need helmets. At some point, the jackets come out everyday. None of these showers last very long except later in the afternoon they do. Still, it warms right up after they pass and we are left with a newly refreshed landscape.48852-beaverPond48859-beaverPondFinishing the hike, I stopped again before the main terrace at Mammoth. The light, while still overcast, was bright and even and it made the terrace absolutely glow.48871-Terrace148862-Terrace148864-Terrace1We are coming back later after cleaning up and dinner to walk and drive the upper terraces.48866-Terrace1It is staying light till well past 8:30 now, so early dinner and evening walks or drives when it is not raining is not to be passed by.48868-Terrace1

Upper Terraces at Mammoth48883-Terrace1After our dinner break, we went out again to Mammoth. The Upper Terrace Drive is a shortish loop that allows access to many of the hot spring features in the surrounding area.48879-Terrace1This is probably my favorite area of Yellowstone to photograph. You wind around a one way road, deciding where to stop and walk along the boardwalks. It is a little less traveled, so more personal feeling.48886-Terrace1 48889-Terrace1It was quite cloudy and windy, which means cold at 6500’. Still, it meant fewer people to contend with and great lighting.48891-Terrace1 48894-Terrace1 48899-Terrace1We stopped often, walked the walks, waited for just the right light, made photos.48901-Terrace1 48903-Terrace1We stopped at the Orange Mound area, another geothermal feature that boasts a glistening wall of travertine.48912-Terrace1 48920-Terrace1 48923-Terrace1 48936-Terrace1

Ultimately the clouds went against us again when it got too dark and misty to make it worthwhile to continue. We were tired anyway after a long day. We finished up around 8 PM and headed back to the sound of rain on our rooftop.48942-Terrace1Tomorrow we will do a drive from Mammoth to the Tower-Roosevelt area and probably up to Dunraven Pass again from this side.

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Yellowstone National Park – day 3

Hiking The Storm Point Trail48716-Yellowstone2Yesterday’s experience with crowds convinced us to take a different tac for today, especially since it’s Saturday and crowds will be potentially larger. We’ve discovered there are a lot more hikes here than we ever knew before. We enjoyed our ride in on Thursday so much, we decided to go back to Yellowstone Lake for a nice little hike along Storm Point.48679-Yellowstone2Since it was so early, we thought we’d drive up to Dunraven Pass. This is one of the best areas to observe wildlife and being here early or late is best. We’ve seen black bears and cubs within a few feet of us up here.48681-Yellowstone248686-Yellowstone2While the pass was open, Chittenden Road leading up toward Mt. Washburn was closed. Most of the dirt roads still are. That was too bad because there are some amazing views of the burn areas from up there. Miles and miles of them. It gives me a real sense of how catastrophic the big burn was. I was looking forward to seeing how far the forest has regenerated. We’ve really noticed all over the park how it has changed through regrowth. In the 30 years we’ve been coming here, we’ve seen it go from old growth, to severely burned, to regeneration.48684-Yellowstone248685-Yellowstone2The new trees, now as thick as fur on a bison in winter, still only come up to the shins of old trees. It takes a while.48694-Yellowstone2We saw lots of nice views, but no noteworthy animals this time. We got to the summit, went beyond a bit before turning around and heading for Yellowstone lake.48699-Yellowstone2The Storm Point trail is 2.3 miles of easy walking, first through a bison studded meadow, then forest, then lakeside, before circling back to the parking area. There were a number of cars here, but on the trail, we saw people only from a distance. Just what we’d hoped for.48705-Yellowstone2 48715-Yellowstone2The trail peeks in and out along the shoreline, giving nice views of the lake. It was sunny with high clouds and the lake was quite calm. Along the shore we found still pools reflecting sky and clouds.48729-Yellowstone2Further on, we stopped for lunch at Storm Point which juts out into the lake a bit. We were greeted by what we thought were hundreds mosquitos, but maybe not. They didn’t seem to be biting. The strong breeze served to keep them pushed back a few feet from the edge where we sat and allowed us to finish our lunch. 48744-Yellowstone2We continued on down the trail, then took a short spur off to another point where we found wildflowers in the sand and some interesting boulders on the lake edge.48738-Yellowstone2From here it was an easy hike through forest and back across a nice sage meadow – complete with some rather shabby looking bison. Many haven’t quite shed their winter coats. This one looks more like a shawl.48751-Yellowstone2 48747-Yellowstone2We made our way home slowly after the hike. The light was lower now and really making some of the valleys and meadows look great. We found a nice vantage point for a coffee break and to watch another bison herd from afar and watch the light change over the valley and hills.48780-Yellowstone2 48784-Yellowstone2A nice day. We will be moving up to Mammoth Hot Springs tomorrow and for the next few days. There is so much still to do here in the Norris area, but we want to get in before the weekend up there because it is a smaller campground and will probably fill fast. Next post from there.48779-Yellowstone2

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