S: Montana & Yellowstone 2011
BC: The End
FC: Montana & Yellowstone 2011
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: Pictograph Caves Not far from Billings, at the end of a winding ribbon of pavement, are the Pictograph Caves, a cluster of caves where for five thousand years prehistoric hunters and their historic American Indian counterparts left behind a legacy of painted images and artifacts.
4: The sole visitor at that moment, I could hear the mountain whispering to me
5: Fading images - The black dotted line shows where the cave floor was when the drawings were first done...
6: Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. Hamlin Garland
8: Nature, lasting and fleeting...
9: Even the mountain gives way to time
10: Tuesday visits the caves
11: There wasn't a man made sound to be heard, only the wind and my own foot falls
12: Pompeys Pillar - Captain Clark named the Pillar "Pompeys Tower" in honor of Sacagawea's son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, whom he had nicknamed "Pomp." Nicholas Biddle, first editor of Lewis and Clark's journals, changed the name to "Pompeys Pillar."
13: The 150 foot butte bears the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Captain William Clark carved his name on July 25, 1806, during his return to the United States through the beautiful Yellowstone Valley.
15: I lost count of how many stairs there were, but the view was breathtaking!
16: Tuesday in a very long canoe
17: Tuesday in a buffalo hide boat
18: The beauty of Montana
19: Native Americans called the Pillar "the place where the mountain lion lies." Some observers suggest that a sandstone formation, that is a part of the Pillar, which resembles a mountain lion's head, is the reason for the name.
20: "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." Khalil Gibran
23: "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." John Burroughs
24: "I wish it to be remembered that I was the last man of my tribe to surrender my rifle." Sitting Bull | “A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” Crazy Horse
25: "There are not enough Indians in the world to defeat the Seventh Cavalry." George Armstrong Custer | The Battle of Little Big Horn - June 25, 1876 The U.S. government had sent the army to fight Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, who were refusing to live on the great Sioux Reservation. The Indians banded together as the military threat increased. Custer ended up attacking a group of up to 1800, for which his regiment of 647 was no match.
26: Some Indian accounts said the fighting lasted only "as long as it takes a hungry man to eat a meal."
28: If he can't molest the animals, he will molest the sign
29: “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
30: Unique hot spring pools, called terraces, where geologic formations have come about from the heat, flowing water and limestone.
31: Mammoth Hot Spring
32: Mentos - The Fresh Maker
33: "Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality." Andy Goldsworthy
35: Two Hour Detour
37: Tuesday in Yellowstone
39: The White Trees Of Gondor?
40: Morning Glory Pool | Morning Glory Pool is a hot spring and was named in the 1880's for its sapphire color which was similar to the color of the morning glory flower.
42: Back to Billings...
43: Heading home...