Monday, August 16, 2010

Black and White Musings

Jackson Hole from Teton Pass

Island Park Field After Storm

Gathering Storm, Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Tree Skeleton

Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

A few more I like

Lamar Valley

Lamar River

Terrace Spring

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grand Teton National Park

We allocated far too little time to the Grand Tetons. In retrospect, we could have spent one less day at Yellowstone and one more day here. The landscape was stunning in a very different way from Yellowstone. I couldn't trim the photos down to few representative ones so I just pushed a bunch out onto Shutterfly. The link is below.

Link to Shutterfly

Below are my current favorites though I reserve the right to change my mind.

The Grand Teton Range

Grand Teton and Mount Owen

Grand Teton

Grand Teton and Mount Owen

Mount St John

Friday, August 13, 2010

More roaming around

On Thursday we got way off the beaten path by taking a four mile hike. Some of the photos are below.

Firehole River Falls

Raven eating a small rodent

Firehole River near Midway Geyser Basin

Firehole River Field -- Very swampy

Firehole Field

These orange blazes marked the trail. The skull added color.

Firehole Wildflowers

Hiking near the Firehole

The ground steams wherever you go

Firehole Forest 25 years after the fire

Bison have been here

On the trail

Family and wildflowers

Shosone Lake

Yellowstone Lake Fumeroles

Yellowstone Sunset

Putzing Around Yellowstone

The Madison River

Madison River

Elk fawn (?) along the Madison

Elk along the Madison

A bison who ambled past the car one morning

Grazing Elk

Sunset near West Yellowstone

Sunset near West Yellowstone

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Day Four

Driving around in the Sequoia

Near the inn. Herds of Steak.

Three sprigs of Fireweed cling to the edge of Upper Falls.

Upper Falls. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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Day Four (and some day two photos)

Prismatic Spring

Near Old Faithful

Prismatic Spring
Firehole River

Clearing storm over Henry's Lake

Lower Falls, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Yellowstone Lake

Chris and Sam at Yellowstone Lake

Dry mud spring

Chris got hit by a bit of hot mud

Bubbling mud spring

Mud Spring
Ever present Bear Spray