The Historic UXU Ranch
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... probably as by this time we had past some many Deer and Bison we were slowing the look, but not stopping for pictures.
It has been a long day, but we saw heaps of wildlife and thermal activity which was awesome. Just before getting back to our cabin we stopped off and had a picture with the Yellowstone park sign. We got a well earned rest before another long driving day.
Third rainy morning in a row. I headed out to the Canyon area of the park--pretty much in the middle of the park.
I managed to score more Doris Day parking, both at the Canyon Lodge (lunch) and at the Grand View overlook. It pays to check to see if there are vacant spots in the front!
Both the Lower and Upper Falls are spectacular, and you can get right next to them to see ...
... the side of the road cleaning out a huckleberry patch. This year I wanted to see some elk and I wasn’t disappointed. I think the bull elk is the most majestic of the wild creatures and I saw several near the Madison River on the way to the West Entrance and on the grounds of the Park Service offices in Mammoth Hot Springs. The bull I saw near the Madison on Sunday had two cows with him, the ...
... that would be?
It got to 10 past 1 and we were still waiting. The temperatures began to climb into the high 70s and there was no shade. More people began to slowly congregate - armed with picnic lunches and iced water (which we had - rather stupidly - left in the car). We had a really good pew on a front row log though - so we were not budging - no matter how hot it got! And ... It got really hot ... We even resorted to playing I ...
... then turquoise, orange, and yellow toward the outer edges.
Our next stop was to view Paint Pots, two large mud pots accessed by a boardwalk over very active, hot land. From Paint Pots, we drove north to swim in a pool below Firehole Falls. Annie and I entered the river upstream so we could swim/ride the swift water through the canyon. Wes joined us below in a calmer pool. The water was chilly, but due to hydrothermal activity, it was not as ...