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Yellowstone "2nd day of winter"

Yellowstone "2nd day of winter"


Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Date walked: 02/09/2010

Time taken: 1.5 hours

Distance: 3 km

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There's a local saying in Yellowstone that there is only 3 seasons July August and winter. Well this being the 2nd day of September you might have expected different conditions. There was a covering of ice on the car in the morning but that was it. We drove in to Yellowstone NP from Montana along side the Madison River where the scenery is stunning.

A Bald Eagle perched above the river
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Further along a Buffalo
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We reached the Fairy Falls trailhead where we parked the car. A great tip we received from a local (by that I mean an American :lol: ) was if you are visiting the Grand Prismatic Spring do it from here as you miss all the crowds and get far better views.

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You immediately cross a bridge over the Firehole River
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After walking along the track for a mile we saw the steam rising on the right hand side
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At this point we cut up on to the hillside on the left on a rough trail through broken trees from where the views open up.
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Grand Prismatic Spring. The largest hot spring in Yellowstone and one of the largest in the world.
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This must be one of the best viewpoints on the planet
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From this point you can carry on to the Fairy falls but we headed back the way we came. Bears are often seen on this track but we didn't see any. Not this day anyway. We made our way back to the car in the very hot conditions. Winter was late this year :D :D :D

Another good tip if you ever visit Yellowstone a few miles down the road is Old Faithful geyser but it can get very busy. If you are there go to the right just past the seated viewing area and sit on the edge of the path in front of Yellowstone Lodge and wait for the show to start
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Re: Yellowstone "2nd day of winter"

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:24 pm

I tried to put this in the walks outside scotland section does anyone know how to shift it cheers :lol:
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Re: Yellowstone "2nd day of winter"

Postby Collaciotach » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:06 am

haha ...... If only this was a few hours drive away :clap: :clap:
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