Mud Volcano Abstract, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Mud Volcano plant, an abstract in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Still traveling virtually around the west. I had to look up a few facts on Yellowstone today and got mired (sorry) in YouTube videos of the geologic features of the area and the continent in general. Fascinating stuff. I’ve added a couple more images below, one of Yellowstone Falls and one of the National Park’s famous residents. Thanks for looking. G

Mud Volcano Abstract, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yellowstone Falls

American Bison

Yellowstone Revisited, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

Yellowstone revisited, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. From a visit in 2005 when I took my children on a trip of discovery through Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. I took them out of school for two weeks in September. We had wonderful trip together, riding our bicycles through the fall colors in Crested Butte, around Yellowstone, the Tetons and Canyonlands National Parks. I swear we saw every dinosaur track and many miles of the Oregon Trail wagon wheel ruts. All kinds of wild life, except the bears and wolves, but almost every other creature. The kids loved those boardwalks skirting all the pools and running on the lake shorelines. The lack of crowds made it blissfully beautiful. Here’s one of the views above Mammoth Hot Springs and tomorrow I’ll post an abstract from the Mud Volcano. Thanks for looking. G

Yellowstone Revisited, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

Elk, Sunlight, Yellowstone, Wyoming

Elk, Sunlight, Yellowstone, Wyoming. Elk are spotlighted on the hillside by the last pocket of sunlight in Yellowstone, Wyoming. Flashback to my trip with my two young children in 2005. In Yellowstone it was so cold, although it doesn’t look like it from this image, we stayed in hotels and lodges. On the way home through Utah we camped for a few nights in Canyonlands. Here’s an expanded view from Canyonlands. Thanks for looking. G

Elk, Sunlight, Yellowstone, Wyoming

Yellowstone Elk, Flashback 2005

Yellowstone Elk. Flashback to a trip in late September 2005 to Yellowstone National Park. I made numerous trips to Yellowstone when my children were perhaps too young to appreciate most of the reasons to go to Yellowstone. We all went anyway. In 2005 when they were older and I felt they would enjoy it more, I took them out of school and we went on a twelve day adventure. We travelled through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah, then back through northern New Mexico. We saw so much wildlife and birds, hugely varying landscapes, ancient ruins, dinosaur relics, and crossed many rivers and streams. I can only hope they enjoyed themselves as much as I did, taking them there. I particularly like this image of an elk as it was the kids who did the wildlife spotting and I remember the moment when they called out this one. Thanks for looking and for indulging me a reflective moment. G

Yellowstone Elk, Flashback 2005