Travel Blogs from Alta
is pretty special here. The sage brush and other bushes turn shades of burgundy,
purples, greys and yellows (called the flats) and the grassland turns golden.
Then of course the aspen are almost neon lime green and yellow; all the while
the mountains are snow covered. We saw our share of geysers and bison (aka
buffalo). As we drove out of the parks ...
... on the geyser pool theme: here they flow right into the lake. Plus, the pools are vividly colored, with clear water that allows you to see how deep they are.
The Grand Tetons are directly south of Yellowstone, and thanks to 24,000-acre donation by one of the Rockefellers (he beat me to it) it is now one continuous stretch of national park and forest. The ride was slowed by a nasty accident involving a car and a truck pulling a ...
... member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (you read about them back in Oregon). After returning to the Rocky Mountains, Colter entered the region in 1807 in the vicinity of Togwotee Pass and became the first white American to see the valley. His reports of the valley, the Teton Range and the Yellowstone region to the north were viewed by people of the day with skepticism.
You will see why in my upcoming pictures!
... mountains in the US... but I think Mt Rushmore might have something to say about that... One thing to their credit, was that they had an amazing system of bike tracks, though. I reckon you could have ridden for hundreds of kilometers without hitting dirt under your tyres!
Anyhow, I wasn't here to hike or rock climb (luckily...given the weather), so ...
... the wolf and to thank him again for the information. The volunteer was there but was another ranger on duty. We have a brochure that we got on one of our trips that talks about the different wolf packs in the Tetons but does not have all the information that the cards on the Yellowstone wolves has. The ranger confirmed the wolf we saw this morning was from the Buffalo Pack
Still reved up from our sighting, we decided to do a short ...