Our first stop was Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Visitors Center for a stamp and then on to see the falls. What you are about to view are the lower falls. The Upper falls were not accessible.
|Four hours?? More like nine.|
|Uncle Tom's Trail on the South Rim of the Canyon.|
|This is an osprey nest for a mama and two babies.|
|The glacier dropped of this big boy in the middle of nowhere for our enjoyment.|
We got through them and stopped at a few road side attractions.
|At this spring, a bubbling wave of water pours forth from the cave. When it was first named, the wave would come all the way to where were were standing on the board walk and looked like a dragon's tongue flicking in and out.|
|Black volcanic sand hot to the touch in the warm sun!|
|For the last week we have been crossing and recrossing the divide so we stopped for a picture.|
|Lots of people lined up all around to see the big event.|
|Yeah!!! Hot water coming out of the ground!|
|All this colorful layering under the water is building up travertine. Counter tops anyone?|
|The yellow is caused by sulfur in the water. Yes it was smelly.|
|This little guy blows off every nine or ten minutes.|
We left the park's largest pool behind and headed out. First a short drive down Firehole Lake Drive to see some more geysers and hot springs. The picture of the one seems to have disappeared. I'm sure you're bored of looking at them anyhow. So as we headed out of the park we got caught in an hour long stop and go traffic jam. Usually this happens because of wildlife and we know that there was one buffalo and one female elk that stopped things but there was something else that we didn't get to see. Traffic eventually cleared up and we made it home by nine in the evening to have hamburgers and hotdogs in time for bed.