Yellowstone

Posted by Chelsea on Saturday Jun 23, 2012 Under Infancy

These pictures don’t do our trip justice.  It was more amazing than I can ever relate. 

The first morning, I unzipped the tent to find snow had fallen in the 25* night.  We, surprisingly, stayed pretty warm in our tent.

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We decided to check out Old Faithful first:

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One of the amazing pools around Old Faithful:

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We hiked about a mile to see Old Faithful go off and to avoid the crowds:

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Here’s our view, before it went off:

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We waited, in the snow, with one other couple and their 3 year old and then it went off:

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Lu didn’t want her picture taken:

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Old Faithful, the snow, and us:

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We saw a few Yellow Bellied Marmots:

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The next day we went on a 6 mile hike to Shoshone Lake.  It’s the largest lake in the contiguous United States that you can’t get to by car.  It was also right in the middle of a bear area.  We had our spray and we made A LOT of noise! No bears were seen!

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The lake!

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Shaun’s favorite part of Yellowstone was Hayden Valley, we had our best grizzly sighting here-too bad I don’t have a good zoom lens!

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Some of the hundreds of bison we saw:

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Lucy counting them:

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A hot spring run off:

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The Grand Prismatic Pool-AMAZING!

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Lu and Daddy watching an Osprey.

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As it gets a fish!

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One of the MANY elk we saw!

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The view of Yellowstone Lake from our campground:

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A cute, but blurry picture of my Lu:

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The Lower Falls:

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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone:

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Hiking down Uncle Tom’s Trail to the bottom of the Lower Falls:

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At the bottom of the 327 steps:

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And back up:

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The Lower Falls from Artist’s Point:

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Hello there, bison!

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A fox! The only thing to actually scare us-it ran right at Lucy and Shaun!  We were very careful to follow the 25/100 yard rule while there!

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The Petrified Tree:

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We got to see babies nursing in this heard of bison:

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Lu and Mommy having a peanut butter cup at lunch Smile

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ELK!

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8 big horn sheep-4 ewes and 4 lambs:

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We also got to see the sheep nursing!

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces:

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Bison sparring:

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A heard of bison right outside of the Old Faithful Inn:

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Our last sunset:

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2 Responses to “Yellowstone”

  1. Michelle Says:

    These pictures are AWESOME! I think I’m putting Yellowstone on our travel bucket list. Amazing!

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