Tag: Yellowstone

Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West

Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where Bison – commonly called American Buffalo – have lived continuously since prehistoric times. They once covered the Great Plains of North America in numbers estimated as high as 60 million, but were nearly driven… Continue Reading “Bison – Wild Symbol of the American West”

Water, Fire and Ice!

In celebration of Earth Day this week, I thought I’d give you a tour of water, fire and ice from my place in the world. The first picture is not my own as I have not yet scaled these heights.  Still, can you see… Continue Reading “Water, Fire and Ice!”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

On our road trip to Yellowstone last month we stopped by a number of places we might not otherwise visit.  In Eastern Washington, it was the tiny town of Zillah for a look at the Teapot Dome Service Station, a charming piece of Americana. … Continue Reading “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit”

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Of all the pictures I took of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, this one’s my favorite. ~ Susanne

More Wonders of Yellowstone

I hope I’m not boring you with my posts on Yellowstone National Park but this may be my most comprehensive tour yet!   First of all, did I tell you that Yellowstone sits in the caldera of an ancient supervolcano, and the same forces… Continue Reading “More Wonders of Yellowstone”

Yellowstone Lake and West Thumb at Sunset

It took us five trips to Yellowstone to finally make it to West Thumb Geyser Basin.  We weren’t purposely neglecting it.  It’s just that Yellowstone is such an enormous park, with thousands of hydrothermal features spread about in so many geyser basins, you can’t… Continue Reading “Yellowstone Lake and West Thumb at Sunset”

Buffalo, Hot Springs, and Geysers O My!

We just returned from Yellowstone National Park where we spent five days (our longest stint yet) on our fifth trip to the Park.  How shall I convey to you the magnificence of that place? Shall I start with its history?  And tell you it… Continue Reading “Buffalo, Hot Springs, and Geysers O My!”

A Journal through the American West, Part 2

“Take me back to the Black Hills, the Black Hills of Dakota,” sang Doris Day as Calamity Jane, and ever since I wanted to see those Black Hills. And so I did, some years ago, when we packed our camper and headed east from… Continue Reading “A Journal through the American West, Part 2”

Most Popular US National Park – Surprised?

I know you can google it but why don’t you guess?  Of the 59 US National Parks, which one is the most popular based on number of annual visitors? My guess was Yellowstone National Park.  Established in 1872 and considered to be the world’s… Continue Reading “Most Popular US National Park – Surprised?”

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