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... a way it reminded me of Park City, only it had a little more of a western flair to it.
After breakfast and my stroll I started heading through Grand Teaton NP in order to get to the south entrance of Yellowstone. I knew I wanted to see Old Faithful, so I figured I'd do that first and then go for a hike. Old Faithful was only 17 miles west from the south entrance I came in, but unfortunately a bridge was out, so I had to drive east around the entire park in ...
... limit is 45 mph and there are pullouts everywhere so you can stop and take in the amazing views. Jackson Lake is very pretty but I couldn't get close to it for photos as all the pull-outs were busy as I passed by.
… And then there’s Yellowstone! Also 45 mph but narrow roads, with minimal shoulders and some scary stretches along a canyon that could have used guard rails, plus lots of traffic and busy parking ...
The main attractions that we visited were Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the Old Faithful geyser area the Lamar Valley, went on a hike up Mount Washburn and on a ranger led walk. The geothermal features were so totally different to anything else we've ever seen - bizarre formations with beautiful, outlandish colours and textures - and the geysers were truly awesome. ...
... a 70 miles detour to get to our accomodation -cabins at Colter Bay - it was dark when we got there and getting very cold - we are still about 2000 metres above sea level.
An expensive meal in the on site restuarant and then to bed. Every body was freezing cold by about 3 am and we were met with a frost on the ground when we left the next morning.
Wow, what a day must come back to Yellowstone!
Yellowstone Day 4 (16/07)
Today took over two hours to reach our first stop (Mammoth Hot Springs) with more unscheduled delays - this time it was roadworks replacing damaged road that held us up. Here we drove the upper terrace and walked the lower terrace looking at features that class as ‘travertine-depositing hot springs’ - not a very catchy term. Basically these were mainly features ...