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So Toli, Logan, Kim and I hit the road about 10am for Yellowstone. Long drive. And that wasn't me that had a nana nap. That was someone else. Ok, Yankee roads make me nod off. But I did see some sights along the way.
By the time we arrived at Yellowstone we opted to get dinner and call it a night. This ...
... iron - were starting to get to us. Flagg Ranch therefore offered up a nice break in a number of ways. There were pristine, boiling hot showers for one; a convenience store to buy lots of food from for two; and finally, a lovely couple called Christine and Rich who invited us over to share their fire and a few beers. Things soon felt good again after a tough day. + Day 31. Friday 12th September. Flagg Ranch to Angel Trailhead. The night was freezing, but our kit held up ...
... hot water and steam 100 feet into the air.
The final stop of the day was the Great Prismatic Spring. The photos don't do it justice. The vivid colours in the water from vibrant blue to yellow, orange and red are spectacular - created by a combination of powdered stone suspended in the water (blue) and the bacteria that live in the amazingly hot water up to 80 C (green, yellow and orange). On the way out Sarah broke into song about being ...
... and sea anemones. Many of their sites have views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca where ships pass through daily.
After breakfast, we went back to Yellowstone. We got a late start this morning, and traffic was backed up to get in around 10a.m. We know better. Oh well! Our first stop was Fountain Flat Drive. We parked the car, unloaded the bikes, and headed toward the Fairy Falls trailhead in the backcountry. We stopped at the Firehole River. Alexa ...
... along the rim of these bodies of water. The sign along the hiking trail said that when the soil heated to 200 degrees the tree roots cooked and the trees fell over dead. Some places there were no trees and some of the area was conifer forest. Dragons Mouth cave was my favorite. The magma below caused waves of steam that pulsed in and out like the hot breath of a dragon.
We stopped ...