Above the Rest Lodge
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How often can you experience breakfast, with a view out of the window of, rucking elk and grazing bison! Not a cloud in the sky, it was going to be another beautiful day in Yellowstone. Map at the ready, we headed off to our first stop Tower Fall. After a few miles the traffic stopped and a herd of Bison walked down the hillside and crossed the road in front of us, disappearing into the long golden prairie grass next to the car quite a sight. Heading off once more we eventually ...
... was out for a jog early in the morning when he encountered a mother grizzly and her cub. Sadly it didn't end well for him and his partially eaten remains were discovered by park rangers a few hours later. We were told by the chap who checked us in to the campsite that the man who was killed had worked here for 5 years but broke some cardinal rules for hiking in bear country: 1. He was alone; 2. He wasn't carrying any ...
... maybe 10 years ago. It was great having family as your insurer, not that we got deals, he couldn't do that, but he did provide exceptional service and helped me several times when I was about to make a stupid mistake.
It was also a little tough cus he knew your dirty laundry too, but BIll was always a pro and while he might answer a question or give some advice at a family event he never once said "Hey Lou, you'd better watch those demerits!" ...
... rocks placed on the perimeter. I think this was one of the highlights of our trip and a great finally for you adventure. After an hour or so, storm clouds and lightening started approaching we knew it was time to go.
The last small stop we made at the border was to get some hot chocolate to warm up after a cold walk back to the car. We also got one more stamp to complete the Yellowstone passport portion.
... of cracked bright white rock, spotted with pools of electric blue water. Steam rose of various points throughout the basin, but the two main geysers were putting off massive billows of white, warm, sulfur smelling fumes. The wind was blowing in our direction and we got lost in a cloud of smoke. We followed the boardwalk to some smaller basins and other hydrothermal springs. Holes in the ground bubbled with hot water, some with dark boiling mud. The colored springs were my ...