Travel Blogs from Yellowstone National Park
... which was one reason we headed this direction. Oh well… After lunch, we headed east to see Undine Falls, before turning around and heading back to camp. We made several stops along the way including a short hike to Artists Paint Pots. E mentioned that the mud pot that was cautioned to have "Hot Flying Mud" looked like it was made out of pancake batter. We all agreed that it had to be *stinky* pancake ...
... have a stoned look about him too. There were quite a few Bison relaxing around this whole trail area, it's the Amsterdam for Bison apparently!
Dragons Mouth: One of my personal favourite sites today, next to the Mud Volcano. It is just a small cave like entrance that has a hot spring inside that shoots out steam like a Dragon breathing out fire and has the same sound as it comes out (or how I imagine ...
... full eruption, it was quite impressive. On the way back to the car we saw a few other eruptions including a close encounter at Lion Geyser where we even got a little wet!
D stopped by store in Old Faithful Village to get stuff for a picnic lunch. We drove a little north away from all the craziness at Old Faithful and found a picnic spot that was pretty crowded, but we lucked out and found a table ...
... We got there about 20min ahead of time and setup our cameras. We took several pictures and stayed until the rainbow had disappeared about 15-20min later. Afterwards, we stopped by all the overlooks along the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. At one spot, someone had a spotting scope setup on an osprey nest where a mother was raising her chicks!
We continued our drive to the northeastern park ...
... if not thousands of bison. They are literally everywhere causing lots of “wildlife jams” when they decide to cross the street. We stopped several times along the way, especially when they were really close to the car. There were a lot of nice creeks meandering through the valley which we scoped out for later photo ops on the way back. For now, we were continuing our trek north over Dunraven Pass ...
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