Pine Shadows Motel
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It was a cold calm morning. When I was waking up I could smell the flowers and the cool breeze against my face. I did my routine stretches before I hit the breakfast buffet. I started out on a walk and met a Chinese man. He spoke very little English, yet he was very knowledgeable about the wild life at Yellowstone. We soon became friends, and he started to explain why he was here. He was here on a research trip from ...
... along the way. The train was also used to plow through snow in the spring and re-open transportation into the Park.
The museum also had fascinating information about the great 1988 Yellowstone fire that burned about 3/4 of the park and nearly destroyed Old Faithful, West Yellowstone and all the other surrounding towns. The fire did, however, bring the growth of new forest. We heard again and again how forest fires are actually good for ...
... the umpteenth time and to our amazement watched as 3 bison swam very quickly across the river, ambled up on to the bank and slowly walked in to the woods. We were treated to many bison sightings that afternoon. We also saw one bear and several elk and antelope but we were too far away for the cameras to get really good pictures. We were disappointed not to see any moose or Grizzly bears. But Grizzly bears need over 20,000 calories a day to prepare ...
... we browsed the gift shop but found nothing that we needed to bring home. We returned to our hotel rooms for a good nights sleep. Tomorrow is supposed to rain so it is a good thing we will be in the van to Cody. Afternote - On our trip through Yellowstone we used a "Gaperguide". This is an ingenious GPS enabled tour guide for Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. They plug into your stereo aux input and give excellent history and tips as you ...
... point, but I had no idea what other spectacular things I was about to experience.
The first thing we did at Yellowstone was visited Norris Geyser Basin, a series of geysers and hot springs which are really hot naturally formed pools of water. They are formed by boiling water under the surface of the earth due to the volcano under Yellowstone. The hot springs and geysers were beautiful to see, steaming and all shades of blue. ...