A Day at Yellowstone
We spent the night in Yellowstone at Cascade Lodge in Canyon Village. At just short of 8,000 feet, there was still a few feet of snow on the ground, and it was surprisingly tiring to get to our third floor room without an elevator. We spent the next day driving around the park and taking pictures, and ended the day with dinner at the Lake Hotel on Yellowstone Lake.
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Dunraven Lodge from Cascade Lodge. Obviously the month of June has no meaning to the snow.
Dunraven Lodge from Cascade Lodge. Obviously the month of June has no meaning to the snow.
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Our home in Yellowstone, Cascade Lodge
Our home in Yellowstone, Cascade Lodge
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Cascade Lodge (left) and Dunraven Lodge (right)
Cascade Lodge (left) and Dunraven Lodge (right)
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The canyon was an unexpected pleasure. Today, we drove down the north canyon rim and stopped to take pictures
The canyon was an unexpected pleasure. Today, we drove down the north canyon rim and stopped to take pictures
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The Yellowstone river and its yellow stone canyon
The Yellowstone river and its yellow stone canyon
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The south rim. We drove over there the next day
The south rim. We drove over there the next day
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Small waterfall just below the upper falls (mist to the right)
Small waterfall just below the upper falls (mist to the right)
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The upper falls
The upper falls
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Another shot of the upper falls
Another shot of the upper falls
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Another pair of small waterfalls on the south rim
Another pair of small waterfalls on the south rim
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It is called Yellowstone. Any questions?
It is called Yellowstone. Any questions?
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More yellow stone.
More yellow stone.
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Another small waterfall
Another small waterfall
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You just can't stop taking pictures here...
You just can't stop taking pictures here...
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Shots of the Gallatine Range
Shots of the Gallatine Range
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Mammoth Hot Springs dining room. We had lunch here.
Mammoth Hot Springs dining room. We had lunch here.
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No this is not snow, but travertine. Mammoth Hot Springs deposits two tons of calcium carbonate a day, and some of the formations grow a foot a year.
No this is not snow, but travertine. Mammoth Hot Springs deposits two tons of calcium carbonate a day, and some of the formations grow a foot a year.
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More travertine deposits
More travertine deposits
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Flow stone looks like an inside-out cave.
Flow stone looks like an inside-out cave.
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Active hot springs at Mammoth.
Active hot springs at Mammoth.
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The colors are from algae living in the hot water at 170 degrees.
The colors are from algae living in the hot water at 170 degrees.
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Another active area further up the hillside
Another active area further up the hillside
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Some older formations near the boardwalk
Some older formations near the boardwalk
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An active flow near the loop road
An active flow near the loop road
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On the road south from Mammoth Hot Springs, the road goes through a swath of jumbled up rocks.
On the road south from Mammoth Hot Springs, the road goes through a swath of jumbled up rocks.
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Mountain view a little south of Mammoth Hot Springs
Mountain view a little south of Mammoth Hot Springs
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A marshy area worthy of a photo stop
A marshy area worthy of a photo stop
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The Porcelain Basin
The Porcelain Basin
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Closer look
Closer look
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Stinky, stinky, stinky
Stinky, stinky, stinky
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You could boil eggs in this
You could boil eggs in this
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Fumeroles scattered in the woods
Fumeroles scattered in the woods
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Steamboat geyser
Steamboat geyser
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No major eruption, but lots of spray
No major eruption, but lots of spray
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The Lake Hotel on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. We had dinner here.
The Lake Hotel on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. We had dinner here.
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The Lake Hotel is at over 7,700 feet above sea level.
The Lake Hotel is at over 7,700 feet above sea level.
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Our desert. They called it a napolean, which it is not, but it was good anyway
Our desert. They called it a napolean, which it is not, but it was good anyway
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Yellowstone Lake June 5. The ice is three feet thick during the winter. At 136 square miles, this is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in North America.
Yellowstone Lake June 5. The ice is three feet thick during the winter. At 136 square miles, this is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in North America.
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This area is a lot of bubbling, boiling mud puddles.
This area is a lot of bubbling, boiling mud puddles.
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Little mud volcanos forming
Little mud volcanos forming
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Some areas collapse into gas bubbles and in other areas, the mud is pushed up into mounds
Some areas collapse into gas bubbles and in other areas, the mud is pushed up into mounds
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Nice little volcano looking mound.
Nice little volcano looking mound.
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Fumerole
Fumerole
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A raven caught in flight in the parking lot.
A raven caught in flight in the parking lot.
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Andrea's shot along the road of the Yellowstone river.
Andrea's shot along the road of the Yellowstone river.
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Bison commute hour. These guys can run 30 miles per hour, but typically like to keep a slow walking pace, and they do like to walk down the middle of the street.
Bison commute hour. These guys can run 30 miles per hour, but typically like to keep a slow walking pace, and they do like to walk down the middle of the street.