Yellowstone National Park

Part 1 - Old Faithful Inn & Wildlife

Wyoming

August 2009

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Part 2 - Geysers 1 - Old Faithful area

Part 3 - Geysers 2 - Other areas

Part 4 - Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

A bumpy journey through a road construction site that is the John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway takes us into the massive Yellowstone National Park. We base ourselves at the Snow Lodge at Old Faithful.

Old Faithful Inn - an impressive 1904 wooden lodge...

  


 

Miche on the roof terrace...

 

View of Old Faithful steaming from Old Faithful Inn...



Views inside the lodge, even a wide angle lens couldn't capture the scale...

The very upper sections are closed due to twisting after the 1958 earthquake...

 

 

 

 
 

We bumped into this handsome chap as we wandered around the geysers...



 


Miche outside the our lodge... The Obsidian Dining Room there had the best and most tender steak that I have ever tasted (Piedmontese apparently)...



Following the anniversary of a snowstorm one August that stranded everyone in the Inn, the park celebrates 'Savage Christmas' on the 25th of August each year...

 

Peekaboo, Miche lurks by the sink...


The true vastness comes into its own, despite being centrally located we could head out east on a 100 mile trip out to the Lamar Valley still within the Park in search of Bison, Bear and Wolves... We spotted plenty of bison, a Grizzly far in the distance and a black bear a couple of hundred yards away, but the wolves kept out of sight.

Bison down at the river...




Miche above the Lamar River...


 
The river up close downstream...
 




 

Lily pond on the way back to Old Faithful...



As we leave, travelling west we encounter Elk grazing at the river...


 



Part 2 - Geysers 1 - Old Faithful area

Part 3 - Geysers 2 - Other areas

Part 4 - Grand Canyon of Yellowstone


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