Monday, June 25, 2012

Yellowstone Part 2

As promised, here is part two of our Yellowstone trip a few weeks ago.


Mud Caldron

Mud Caldron Pano



Mud Volcano area


Mud Volcano area


You can't really tell from this picture, but there is steam coming out of this vent. This area of the park(Mud Volcano) is so acidic it's deteriorating the vents in the parking lot. 


An ugly bug. 


The Dragon's Mouth Spring. This was so cool! Probably my favorite thing. It really sounds like a dragon is living in there. 


Little bit more about the Dragon's Mouth Spring. 


We thought maybe these were bear tracks. What do you think? 



Mud Volcano


Mud Volcano


Yellowstone Lake. So gorgeous!


Even just driving through the park was absolutely beautiful. 


We really wanted to see animals while we were in the park, and we got pretty lucky. I think this is a deer? Maybe an Elk?


Elk. You can see that it's antlers are velvet!



Hayden Valley


Upper Falls. My hair looks so great. 

 

Brenton & Hannah


Upper Falls

 

Upper Falls
  
The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Lower Falls

Bison


Emerald Spring


Another Bison

We really were this close! He was right next to our car. It was amazing!



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yellowstone Part 1

We made a spontaneous trip to Yellowstone last weekend.

I took a ton of pictures, so I'm doing this in two parts. I am really glad we got to go. I haven't been for a few years, and there was a lot of new things we saw and a lot that I didn't remember seeing before. It was an awesome day! We are so lucky to live so close-it's only an hour and a half drive.

Old Faithful 


 Chilling at the porch after getting ice cream. 



Buffalo Chip ice cream-this was so good! Super creamy. 


Old Faithful.

Firehole Falls


lover. 


Firehole River. 

The first bison we saw. 


Lower Geyser Basin


Red Spouter. Looks like blood!


Dead tree. 



Some hot springs. 


Spasm Geyser. 


Dead trees!


Fountain Paint Pots-these seriously look like bubbling paint. 

Norris Geyser Basin


More Bison!


Bison-you can see one of the babies in the background!


Opal Pool. 


Opal Pool 


Bacteria Mat


Bacteria Mat


Grand Prismatic Spring


Opal Pool 


Excelsior Crater Geyser


Grand Prismatic Spring


Grand Prismatic Sprin

Grand Prismatic Spring


We saw this sign a few times. Good reminder, but pretty funny!