Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Part Two: Yellowstone

We are on the road to Yellowstone and found some really awesome scenery. 

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And some road construction.

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And the Tetons.  (Be sure and visit Webshots to see more if you want to.)

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Make reservations for camping in Yellowstone!

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We started out by going into Yellowstone and found no spaces for our camper.  We went on in and decided to see what we might be able to do before heading out.  Let me tell you, Yellowstone has changed so much since we were there 20 years ago.  First there are LOTS more people!  And the road system and parking around Old Faithful was like a mini freeway and lots of parking.  And again - LOTS of people.  When we were there it was so easy just to meander around and find us a place to sit.  Could not believe the change.

At this point we went to get a bite to eat before the eruption.  The prices were surprisingly not too bad. 

From there we called Wagon Wheel RV in West Yellowstone, MT, just outside the west gates of Yellowstone and got us a space.  This cost us about $55 for a night and believe me this in on the high end of our places to camp.  Then we called the reservation part of Yellowstone itself and found us a place to camp for the next two nights.  Don't you just love cell phones with internet?  Lesson learned.  Next time we plan a trip we will make sure we have places to stay.

Old Faithful and some of the other areas of Yellowstone kept us entertained as we meandered out of the park to our night's lodging.

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Anyway, we stayed at Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone after spending the night in West Yellowstone.  The areas was nice, clean, close to bathrooms and FULL of people from all over in every kind of camping apparatus.

And then we took and made the loops.  So much to see!  The rangers give free shows at night and in the early evening about the park, animals, etc.  The second night we went to one about bears.  Very interesting.  Wish we had gone the first night.  Kind of wish we had stayed a few more days!

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I took so many pictures this trip.  There is no way I can ever put this many on this blog.  Please visit Webshots!  A few more and I quit for the evening.

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Bald eagle in the top of this tree.

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These tiny tiny fish would come up and feed almost from our hands.  It was a small stream near a pullout where we had a picnic lunch.

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Look closely in this picture.  There are cutthroat trout about 18 or more inches.  In this area of the river there is no fishing allowed due to the spawning area.  So cool to see them here.

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Zane has a very sensitive nose and anyone who has been to Yellowstone knows that lots of those areas have STRONG smells.  Like sulphur which smells like - well - a giant fart!  Finally at the Devil's Mouth he just could not take it anymore.  He was crying and wanted GONE from that area.  It was so funny but I am sure painful for him.

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Finally out of Yellowstone via the northeast loop.

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More later!

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makeyesup said...

I'm enjoying your vacation photos - wish I was there too.

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Part Two: Yellowstone

We are on the road to Yellowstone and found some really awesome scenery. 

DSC09373DSC09375

And some road construction.

DSC09384 DSC09385

And the Tetons.  (Be sure and visit Webshots to see more if you want to.)

DSC09395 DSC09398

Make reservations for camping in Yellowstone!

DSC09405 DSC09406

We started out by going into Yellowstone and found no spaces for our camper.  We went on in and decided to see what we might be able to do before heading out.  Let me tell you, Yellowstone has changed so much since we were there 20 years ago.  First there are LOTS more people!  And the road system and parking around Old Faithful was like a mini freeway and lots of parking.  And again - LOTS of people.  When we were there it was so easy just to meander around and find us a place to sit.  Could not believe the change.

At this point we went to get a bite to eat before the eruption.  The prices were surprisingly not too bad. 

From there we called Wagon Wheel RV in West Yellowstone, MT, just outside the west gates of Yellowstone and got us a space.  This cost us about $55 for a night and believe me this in on the high end of our places to camp.  Then we called the reservation part of Yellowstone itself and found us a place to camp for the next two nights.  Don't you just love cell phones with internet?  Lesson learned.  Next time we plan a trip we will make sure we have places to stay.

Old Faithful and some of the other areas of Yellowstone kept us entertained as we meandered out of the park to our night's lodging.

 DSC09412 DSC09414 DSC09426 DSC09424

DSC09427 DSC09431

Anyway, we stayed at Bridge Bay Campground in Yellowstone after spending the night in West Yellowstone.  The areas was nice, clean, close to bathrooms and FULL of people from all over in every kind of camping apparatus.

And then we took and made the loops.  So much to see!  The rangers give free shows at night and in the early evening about the park, animals, etc.  The second night we went to one about bears.  Very interesting.  Wish we had gone the first night.  Kind of wish we had stayed a few more days!

DSC09436 DSC09442

DSC09455 DSC09452 DSC09459 DSC09450  DSC09468DSC09571

I took so many pictures this trip.  There is no way I can ever put this many on this blog.  Please visit Webshots!  A few more and I quit for the evening.

DSC09483 DSC09485

Bald eagle in the top of this tree.

DSC09433

DSC09488 DSC09500

These tiny tiny fish would come up and feed almost from our hands.  It was a small stream near a pullout where we had a picnic lunch.

DSC09536 DSC09541

Look closely in this picture.  There are cutthroat trout about 18 or more inches.  In this area of the river there is no fishing allowed due to the spawning area.  So cool to see them here.

DSC09544       

Zane has a very sensitive nose and anyone who has been to Yellowstone knows that lots of those areas have STRONG smells.  Like sulphur which smells like - well - a giant fart!  Finally at the Devil's Mouth he just could not take it anymore.  He was crying and wanted GONE from that area.  It was so funny but I am sure painful for him.

DSC09555 DSC09558 DSC09562 

Finally out of Yellowstone via the northeast loop.

DSC09567 DSC09568 

More later!

1 comments:

makeyesup said...

I'm enjoying your vacation photos - wish I was there too.

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