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Travel Blogs from Yellowstone National Park
... of Yellowstone that was brilliant was the abundance of wildlife - we saw hundreds of bison, frequently standing by the roadside or ambling casually across the road, stopping the traffic. Many of the animals seem unconcerned by the proximity of humans, particularly the deer who wandered through our campsite on a regular basis. Despite all the warnings about bears throughout the park, we didn't see any or hear ...
Back down to lunch in Cooke City - not really a city more like a one horse town. Lunch in the coffee shop with my riding mate Bob where we spend far too much time chatting to american tourists about our trip. We even buy a tee shirt!
On to Yellowstome park 20 dollars to get in but my, what an awesome place, full of wildlife and geysers - a couple more geysers when we were let in. ...
... that's all I have to say about that."
Today's playlist was simple: Radiohead, Steely Dan, and the Dead (in retrospect, maybe simple isn't the right word!). Tomorrow's driving will be minimal, so I'll think of something good for my route to Craters of the Moon and Boise.
The remainder of my evening today was spent driving to Teton Village. On the way, I got a taste of my next adventure. I think the picture here gives a reasonably solid clue.
... are 30 'hot spots' in the world and Yellowstone is one of them. They have 1000-3000 earthquakes a year - 7.3 in 1959 really made some changes to the park. The area we were in was right near the lake which is 20 x 14 miles ad 140ft deep with a hole that is 410ft deep and it is 45 degrees. The lake has trout in it - fishermen have been seen catching a fish and then cooking it in a thermal 'pot' in the lake near the ...
... around the Trout Lake in Lamar Valley - stunning views, clear water, meadows, beautiful. Then on to Mammoth Hot Springs, which for those that don't know (like I didn't), is lots of terraces created by hot springs coming from under the ground and is in the NW of the park. The National Park Service can explain it better!
These features are quite different from thermal areas elsewhere in the park. Travertine ...