Sunday, August 14, 2016

Yellowstone-Part Two

Leaving Canyon Village you go UP! And over Dunraven Pass (8859ft according to the map.)
This series of four photos where taken nearly at the top.  The Absaroka Mountain Range in the far distance.

Once over the top there are several miles above the tree line full on steep grades (the sign says "All vehicles use lower gear!), twisty curves (25mph!).  You could see for ever but all the pull off places were full of cars.  The next two are of the Yellowstone River just below Tower Falls.  You could actually hear it even though I was a long way up!

Such a neat layer of rock formations visible here.

Also visible here, smoke from a fire- not in Yellowstone somewhere to the east.  I tried to use the forest service fire map but it seems to be out of date-  The Bitterroot fires aren't on it!
 Finally, I arrived back at Mammoth Hot Springs where I actually saw some wildlife!  There were several elk cows laying about on the lawn of the hotel!

I left the park, drove the 32 miles back to the trailer, took Quinn for a walk and it was nap time!

For more information on Yellowstone look here!


a good yarn said...

Oh wow! Elk on the lawn. Your photos are wonderful. It all looks so amazing.

Charlene S said...

Thank you for sharing your journey with pictures. They made me feel like I was there.