Sawtelle Mountain Resort
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- Indoor pool
- Microwave in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Sawtelle Mountain Resort Island Park
Travel Blogs from Island Park
... drive from the west entrance. Along the way, we passed an attraction point where we saw lots of people. Decided to stop to take a look and realised that it was the Gibbons Falls. It was our first Falls of the day and it was very exciting. Spent about 30 mins there and had to head east towards the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is 32km long stretching along the eastern part of the park. It is 305m deep and between 450 - 1.200m across. There are lots ...
... there was still lots of water falling. During this time of the year (late spring to early summer), I read that it's the perfect time to visit the falls begins the water volume is at its greatest due to the melting snow from the mountains. Met a local there who said that the water level was slightly low though. Nevertheless, it was still impressive and I think I had some nice shots of the waterfall. There's a rainbow close to the base of the falls. After visiting a ...
... hike thru the boardwalks of the Norris Geyser basin. While there i would shoot some astrophotography stuff, milky way, andromeda galaxy sort of thing, maybe with the steam of a geyser in the foreground. These are usually shot at ISO 800, 2.8 or 1.7 fstop, with a 28mm lens for about 15-30 seconds. The hardest part is focusing actually, the rest is just experiements with time variation and composition. There are a rather large variety of travelers ...
... onto the highway for the final four to ensure we got there before sun down. When we arrived at the site, it was pretty clear it was no longer maintained by any park or forest service, but there was a sign: 'Camping strongly discouraged due to grizzly bears'! On the final mile of the climb, we had caught up with Candice, another cycle tourer planning to stay at the site. We conferred on what to do and agreed we were out of options. Light was running out and it would soon be dark ...
... long walk around the springs, we headed for Old Faithful.
When we arrived at Old Faithful we learned that we had about 40 minutes until it was predicted to erupt next so we headed to the visitor center to learn a bit about America’s most famous geyser. It was really interesting learning about the geysers at Yellowstone. All of the visitor centers had great information and we learned a lot. We headed back outside near ...