The road less travelled

The road less travelled

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Been There, Done That

We have been here in  Yellowstone for nearly a month now and every weekend we have had off from work we have been exploring the area. This park is huge to say the least. I am confident that we have seen about 80% of everything near the roads that go through out the park. I am talking about all of the pull-outs, short auto loops, all of the overlooks and and scenic site.

There are 5 entrances to the park and we have even taken each one of those to look at the views from each as you enter or leave. I would have to say that the most scenic drive into the park is the East entrance from Cody WY. The mountain views are breathtaking. The only downside is you have to drive through a section that was burnt in the 1988 fire. It is re-growing but very slowly.

The few areas we have not seen yet have been to crowded to get into on the day we were there, so we will keep trying to elbow our way into them to see them.

There are so many creeks and waterfalls scattered throughout the park. Mountain views and vistas as far as you can see. So with that I am just going to include photos of the many various areas of the park. Hopefully I can remember what they were.

Now we will be able start some hiking to get into the back country more. So enjoy the scenery.
A view from the Chief Joseph Highway

Cascade Falls

Yellowstone Lake

Hot springs run off into West Thumb, Yellowstone Lake

Underwater geyser in West Thumb geyser basin, Yellowstone Lake

Trestle bridge over the Gardiner River

Porcelain Basin

Gibbon Falls

Mud Volcano

Fire Hole Canyon

Yellowstone River in Canyon

8 comments:

  1. So many cool sights to see! What would be the best days to have off there to sight see doesn't it matter and it is busy all the time?

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    1. The best days to visit would be in May and Sept. in the off season. It is funny seeing the people race in here and the ones who are just exhausted from their vacation. We were those people at one time.

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  2. You guys are really getting around!There is a lot to see in Yellowstone!

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    1. People don't realize just how big this park is. But we are lucky to be able to live and explore the park for 3 months.

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  3. Really nice! I've wanted to do some of the back country hikes too. But I'm a little chicken of the bears!

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    1. Bears like chicken. We will be hiking in a group. Thats what they recommend.

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  4. I thinks you guys are doing it the right way. The workamping is giving you lots of opportunity to see it all. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks. That was our whole purpose for doing this.

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