Yellowstone - Day Two

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day two dawned and we once more headed towards Yellowstone. We managed to catch the Visitor's Center for Earthquake Lake this time and thoroughly enjoyed learning about what happened...and wondering if it might happen again. We once again continued into West Yellowstone and tried out another spot for breakfast. Then we hit the stores one more time...and I got to get MY photo taken with DA BEARs. LOL!




Today we planned to visit Artist Point, the falls that we were too tired to see late yesterday, and then take the northerly route, up and around Mammoth Springs. Absolutely spectacular....oh, and Stu found a spot just make for trike parking...LOL!




The day was perfect weather...cool enough to keep our chaps on all day but still sunny. The northern half of Yellowstone takes you through forests, past lush meadows full of wildflowers, up and over snow covered mountains and then around to the world famous Mammoth Hot Springs. Here is just a smidgeon of the photos we took that day. You can see more in my SmugMug album.




Wildlife was out in full force that day....more elk, a Grizzly (VERY far away), a coyote walking down the road with traffic backed up behind it, a black bear eating wildflowers right by the side of the road and a variety of birds.




It was past lunchtime before we knew it and we started to watch for the picnic area signs. We lucked into a perfect spot....under the trees, beside a fast moving creek with inquisitive (and hungry) ground squirrels.




The last stop of the day was Mammoth Springs....again, we were tired and opted to take the scenic drive rather than walking around some of the more popular hot springs. Great drive....very glad we did it.




Back to West Yellowstone for dinner and then back to Howlin' Mad Moon campground where we opted to visit the bar/restaurant, now open, to warm up. It got VERY COLD on the ride home...LOL!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Froggi/Donna

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