Brook Trout Inn
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... day, we took a wee walk to a lake view, not realising that it was a proper hiking trail. Not seeing another soul in the path, we were watched by a huge Elk stag, and happened upon a tree, thoroughly gouged by bear. We made lots of noise: "Go away bear!" and Shona pretended to be a bit taller. On returning to the trailhead, we spotted the sign making quite clear we should be carrying bear spray. Hmm.
We spent the last day on a guided tour. A tame American affair, with ...
... to the lake. The food good & the bar fun with great music (soul night) & a wonderful bar man. We all chatted & listened to another storm rage outside, thunder, lightening & torrential rain. We learnt that swimming in the lake was not a good idea as it was full of glacial water & you would only survive 20 minutes!!! Looks can definitely be deceiving!! Once the rain ebbed he headed to our lodge to sleep - a wonderful restful day ...
... Slightly bonkers really as there are supposedly tens of thousands of these things and we'd been told we'd quickly be blazé over the sight of them.) At least we'd seen something of note at last! When we finally reached Fishing Bridge again, we were more than ready for bed. Bryony was a star and didn't even wake up as she was changed into her pjs. She's becoming a seasoned traveller, taking everything in her stride! Despite the animal-related disappointments it had still been an incredible ...
... of lake Yellowstone, which is very pretty. We then headed to the section of geysers including old faithful, which erupts approximately ever 90 minutes and so is a popular one to watch. We just missed it erupting, so we went for a walk round the others, they are incredible, we didn't see any of the others have a large eruption, although several were bubbling. They are very pretty colours as well, due to the bacteria and algae in the water. ...
... the hotel, and then we were back on our way.
Our next stop was in the Fishing Bridge area, which was not a usual stop on the tour! For about 3 weeks every summer, these HUGE bugs hatch by the river, live for a few weeks (which is their lifespan), and then die off. Our tour guide told us that we would go "fishing," which we really didn't understand until we went down to the Yellowstone River. There were a ton of these bugs (which were huge and really ...
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