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... br> -Hang in Bozeman for a couple days, making final preparations!
-Head west to the Pacific! Specifically, the Seattle area.
-See Olympic National Park and the Washington coast!
-Head to Oregon to visit family and friends for a long weekend, go hiking!
-South to California and the giant Redwood trees!!!
-Next Stop: Wine Country and ...
... just a few miles below us in the hand of this epic supervolcano. You must respect the founders of the national park system, starting with this place and being visionary, they are to be applauded...and we will drink to them many times on this trip. Tomorrow, we'll probably hit the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take the extended hike east from artists point. Beyond that not sure at all. Might head more north to the Tower Falls area. ...
... some cliff edge single track skirting around a collapsed old rail tunnel which offered fantastic views of the fork at Warm River and Moose Creek. Happily, this also coincided with a change to beautifully smooth and flat, compacted dirt two track, which led us all the way down to the campsite. It was another really short day: we arrived before 3.30. But we feel a little beaten up so are glad to be in camp so early. It's another expensive camp ground (must be an Idaho ...
... a great view. We then drove from there and saw the Mud Volcano with other bubbling ****. You can probably smell the sulfur as you read this. I know I can. Next we drove to the famous Fishing Bridge. No fishing since 1973 but apparently it was shoulder to shoulder of fishermen hooking cars, other lines etc...until they realized it was a spawning ground for Cutthroat. We then drove home! Ready to set out in the morning to Salmon Lake State ...
... happened to show Old Faithful erupting at that moment. It's on a 90 minute cycle, give or take 10 minutes, so that gave us a target of 80 minutes to drive to the site, make lunch and hike 1 km to the viewing point. No pressure or anything. I'm sure that they'll hold the eruption for us. Made it by 3 minutes.
After the show, from the observation point we made a side trip to Solitary Geyser which blows every 5 minutes, then a loop around all the geysers near to ...