Thursday, July 23

Yellowstone Nat'l Park 1

We reached the park Mon. about 9:00 a.m. and had to wait several minutes in a line at the gate. The first thing of major note, heading W. from the E. entrance, is Yellowstone Lake, the largest high elev. lake in N America, at 7,738 ft...

The drive along Yellowstone Lake is awesome! It just cannot be captured in a single photo... there are spots with geo-thermal activity, a unique sign that you're in Yellowstone.

Pelicans were cruising along Tower Creek; we only saw a couple others during our visit.

This view was somewhere along the eastern route through the park. The scenery is like this throughout the area, just gorgeous.

The Lower Falls is a must-see at the park; it's one of few things I recall of my first visit over 30 yrs ago. You can hike to the edge of the drop..the tiny square shape at the right edge is a group of people. There was no way I was hiking down that steep trail.

We ended our first day at the N. end of the park, at the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. There are 9 lower terraces, and 7 upper terraces in all. This is the top layer, with a great view of the town..MHS is actually a small town.


  1. Beautiful photos of such a scenic area!!!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

  2. I was looking forward to seeing your Yellowstone pictures!

  3. awesome waterfall J'ellen I have a passion for them.Needless to say those in USA are slightly larger than ours in the UK haha.Great photos

  4. What an amazing place. I lived in that area in the 70's but didn't take advantage of the parks as much as I should. Isn't that always the way? I put off going thinking there would always be time and now I'm a thousand miles away.

  5. What an amazing place J'Ellen. I could spend a lifetime exploring there!

    PS I still can't access your sight properly, don't know why :-(