Thursday, July 19, 2007

field trip out in yellowstone!

today is the july the 15th and i am having the 2nd day off after the first of continuous walking after the first day and on the second day , we woke up early and decided that it is either the bus or back to the bunk to sleep. We woke up at 7am and ate our breakfast and went straight to the activities desk to en quire.

Saw jane there and asked her about the circle of fire trip. The funny thing is that the bus is not parking in front of the parking lot outside the registration and it was further away from the designed parking lot. Luckily we decided to go and see if that is the bus and that my friend kw heard that the driver was taking the manifesto from the activities desk and we just decided to go and try our luck.
To our surprise, that as the bus lol. We managed to get up with the help of our bus driver zack.
The tripe was enjoyable and also really interesting without the bus we would not have gotten even far enough to see all the sights of Yellowstone. We went from canyon over to lake to pick up some more people and then we went over to the west thumb geyser basin which was full of collaped geysers and hot boiling water. It was a sight to behold and all the basins were full of what people thought rust , but it was actually bacteria which was in it. Many beautiful sights greeted us and we were really delighted to see those basins live !

We then went to old faithfull inn and spent our lunch break there and the inn was a beauty ! It is made of entirely wood from the yellowstone and they had those really nice looking giant clocks and such , it was really beautifull.
Next we went to the mud pots and was really surprised at the boiling clay which was boiling under a geyser. It was a really interesting sight. Then we went to a few geysers and some were even erupting and spliting out water. It was surreal !
Ok no more talking let let it got picture got talk !

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on the bus pictures

the north american fisherman on the yellowstone river.

dragons mouth basin

the fishing bridge and across is the fishing bridge rv park
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lake hotel, the place i was supposed to go ? lol

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west thumb hot spring geyser basin

the water from the basins flow out to the lake
the colours of the geyser show the temperature of the heat in the basin
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The famous old faithful geyser

lots of people !!!

a great panorama of the geyser
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The world famous old faithful inn

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inside the magnificent old faithful inn

at the registration desk , will i be transferred here ???

the big clock looking structure in the inn cool !
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view from the balcony of old faithfull inn to old faithfull geyser

a great view of old faithful from the balcony

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fountain paint pot

the bacteria mat

i think this is the twin geyser , its constantly spraying out toxic gas and making a loud hissing sound
spasm geyser , this geyser is cool . this geyser is constantly spraying hot steaming water out ! cool !
a view of the mud pot lands from the carpark
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gibbons falls

a great view of the rapids and falls

falls information panel
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on th way home

elk sighting on the way home
behind is the great grand tetons mountains!
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

should be cascade creek not grebe lake ! LOL

today july 14th got my day off and was really a good day to sleep as the mornings are raining and i slept through the afternoon when the sun came out and it looks good enough to come out and hike.

Our original intention was to go to cascade lake and recce and we missed a turn and walked out all the way to grebe lake. The road was so long and winding that we were really worn out we reached there. When we reached there, there was even an hour hike into the head of the lake trail. It was a very tiring and worned out walk i must say

the lake was really windy when we reached there and we were camera whoring all the way from the lake to back to the lodge.
I must say that this was a really self pawnage trip as we walked for 1hours and a half instead of just walking for half and hour to cascade lake.

Keke , in yellowstone travelling without transport is really impossible and well lets let the pictures do the talking :)

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