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Yellowstone! (56k warning)

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Finally made it to Yellowstone this past weekend when my parents came out to visit. I should go more often - the west entrance is only 2 hours away.

Picasa photo page link - LOTS more photos than shown below

Some highlights:

DAY 1:

First buffalo sighting:

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First hot spring we came to:

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Beautiful blue pool:

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Bubblin' mud:

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Old faithful (not spewing) to the right, and all the other towers of steam rising from the same little valley.

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DAY 2:

It snowed overnight, and was supposed to snow during the day, but we decided to risk it, which turned out great.

Nice scene just after the waterfall:

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Nice path back to another set of hot springs:

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One of many elk herds we saw (back in the trees):

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Herd of buffalo just off the road:

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Another waterfall & nice scene:

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Herd of buffalo:

(btw, those black dots in the back & a little to the right... more buffalo. Probably that many more not in the picture off to the left. Probably at least 200 buffalo in this little valley alone)

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Big ol' elk, just laying along side the road in a warm thermal area:

(we could see at least 14 points)

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Oh yeah, and we left Yellowstone through the south exit, which takes you through the Grand Teton National Park. :)

(this one came out a little dark, but still looks cool):

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Thanks for the great pics!

I've camped out in most of the major national parks, but Yellowstone isn't one of them. Since the wife believes that camping is staying at a small Hilton, I'll never get out there.

Now if we could only hook up that geo-thermal heat to a generator, but .... it's best we leave nature alone.

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Beautiful scenery. I love it out west. Here's some pics from neighboring Montana.

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Grand Tetons

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AWESOME pics!

I've been to Yellowstone a couple of times ... with Mom, Dad and my sis. Haven't been out there recently, though. I have a few friends in that general area ... so ... someday again I'll get there.

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Wow, beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting.
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