Yellowstone – The Grandeur

8/16/14 -8/22/14

We thought we would pass through Yellowstone on our way to the Grand Tetons. Just kind of drive through.

But we kept hanging around.

 

Along The Yellowstone River
Along The Yellowstone River

 

Yellowstone River North of Gardiner
Sharing Space Along The River With Fellow Creatures

 

After camping along the Yellowstone River, north of Gardiner, we entered the park early in the morning to secure a campsite at Mammoth Hot Springs.

 

Roosevelt Arch - North Entrance
Roosevelt Arch – North Entrance

 

Misssion accomplished, we set off to explore.

 

Grand Meadow Near Mammoth Hot Springs
Grand Meadow Near Mammoth Hot Springs

 

Neither of us were prepared for the vast and immense open vistas and miles and miles of raw, natural untamed wilderness we entered into.

 

Yellowstone River In Hayden Valley
Yellowstone River In Hayden Valley

 

The winding rivers and glowing sunsets…water everywhere!

 

Madison River
Madison River

 

Lewis River; South Yellowstone
Lewis River -South Yellowstone

 

Lush green meadows and marshes.

 

Looking Out
Looking Out

 

And the necessary tragedy of forest fires.

 

Forest Fire Scars
Forest Fire Scars

 

Even the burned area from forest fires are mysteriously beautiful.

 

Burn Area Absaroka Mountains
Burn Area Absaroka Mountains

 

Signifying new growth and rebirth.

With the stately presence of dead timber, new soil, new food, new habitats.

 

Quiet Beauty Waiting For Rebirth
Quiet Beauty Waiting For Rebirth

 

The day’s end…

 

Near Fishing Bridge
Near Fishing Bridge

 

Next we check out the geysers…       ❧

7 thoughts on “Yellowstone – The Grandeur”

    1. Hi Jason, You’ll make it out here one day. You have a beautiful blog, which I’d love to read more of when I get a chance. BTW, we have the same coffee filters you guys have…:)

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