S: The Wild West Tour 2011
BC: I would go back
FC: The Great Outdoors | This is the collection from our Yellowstone trip in 2011
1: View of the Tetons
2: Our first adventure was to get the car at the airport (they had run out), and then begin the drive from Salt Lake City UT up to Yellowstone WY.
3: Our first night on vacation we pulled into Flagg Ranch Resort close to the southern entrance of the park. We met a husband & wife from AL at breakfast and our waitress was from Atlanta
4: Driving into Yellowstone from the South you pass by the Continental Divide. The Continental Divide is what directs the flow of water to either the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean. All continents have a continental divide except for Antartica.
5: Headed into Yellowstone | Yellowstone, Here we come!
6: View from the road | The Lewis Falls are located on the Lewis River in Yellowstone. The falls drop approximately 30 feet and are easily seen from the road, halfway between the south entrance to the park and Grant Village.
7: Kepler Cascades is a waterfall on the Firehole River in southwestern Yellowstone. The cascades are located abaout 2.5 miles south of Old Faithful. The cascades drop 150 feet over multiple drops. The longest drop is 50 feet.
8: OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER | The geyser goes off about every 90 min. | It can be up to 185ft tall | On the afternoon of September 18, 1870, the members of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition traveled down the Firehole River from the Kepler Cascades and entered the Upper Geyser Basin. The first geyser they saw was Old Faithful.
9: OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER | Old Faithful Geyser and the HUGE crowd gathered around | Old Faithful Geyser
10: Geysers are a special type of hot springs that erupt periodically. Some can be predicted, some not so much. | Upper Geyser Basin
11: The Upper Geyser Basin is home to the largest concentration of geysers in North America. | There is a boardwalk trail that leads from Old Faithful around these geysers.
12: Goggles Spring
13: MORE SPRINGS & POOLS | Hydrogen sulfide is one of several gases emitted in Yellowstone that rise through cracks from the buried magma in the Yellowstone caldera. STINKY!
15: Fumaroles or steam vents, are the hottest hydrothermal features in the park. They have so little water that it all flashes into steam before reaching the surface. At places like Roaring Mountain, the result is loud hissing of steam and gases. | Hot springs are the most common hydrothermal features in the park. Superheated water cools as it reaches the surface, sinks, and is replaced by hotter water from below. This circulation prevents water from reaching the temperature needed to set off an eruption.
18: TETON VILLAGE
20: YELLOWSTONE FALLS
21: We tried to view the falls from the lower section, but there was so much snow that the trail was blocked off. Instead we saw the falls from the top.
22: We arrived at the Bar T-5 for our western dinner. Everyone was loaded into covered wagons and we set out for Cache Creek. We ran into a few Injuns that chased us all the way to camp.
23: Zane was chosen to participate in the entertainment. "OO La La"
24: Ranch's pastures | View from the mountain | Headed to the Mill Iron Ranch for our horseback ride. It was the first beautiful morning of the trip.
25: View from the mountain | Stables at the Ranch | Rocks above the ranch
27: Top of the mountain on our ride in the Tetons
31: Grand Teton National Park
32: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
33: The Park consists of approximately 310,000 acres and includes the major peaks of the Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole.