Postcards from Yellowstone

We’ve been on an amazing road trip for the past week and I can’t resist sharing two of my favorite places in Yellowstone National Park with you!

Grand Prismatic Spring

Last time we were in Yellowstone we took a boardwalk to see the massive hot spring. It was awesome! But I remember wondering how the tiny people got to the cliff high above the springs. This time we found the secret and took the hike from the Fairy Falls Trailhead to the overlook. My oh my! You have to see it from above to get the proper perspective of its size and varied colors.

At 370 feet in diameter, over 121 ft. deep, with average temperatures of 160 degrees, it’s one of the largest hot springs in the world.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

I’ve seen it before but it doesn’t matter. I walked to the overlooks and gawked again. There are no words to describe the beauty of this magnificent canyon and falls.

I’ll have more from Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons too, but this will do for now.

Susanne

19 Comments on “Postcards from Yellowstone

  1. I am always envious of any trip to such natural wonders. We have nothing here that compares to those hot springs.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. One of my favorite memories was stopping at Yellowstone and staying at the old hotel right by Old Faithful. My siblings and I loved watching it spout. We also found ourselves between a mother grizzly and her cubs and quickly backed up.(this in 1958)

    • Wonderful memories! We’ve been to Yellowstone many times, but this was the first time we stayed at Old Faithful. The old Lodge and Inn are both classics, still standing. We stayed in a newer lodge (Snow Lodge) and it was marvelous. Amazing that you saw a grizzly and cubs, times were different then for sure. We didn’t see any bears on this trip but saw lots of other wildlife, including hundreds of bison.

      • May and September are probably the best months to visit Yellowstone without the crowds. Thankfully, they work very hard now to keep the bears and people apart to avert any tragedies.

      • And people are less wise. My mother knew immediately the risk and always stressed that animals are wild.

    • Truly amazing! And no boardwalks to keep you safe! You had to watch your step around hundreds of thermal features. The explorers from the early 1800’s reported what they saw but nobody believed them!

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