Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 10-Road Trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park

Well, it is been over a month since I've written. It's been a busy time. I'm happy to say I've submitted my
first scientific manuscript. Also, my wonderful hubby successfully defended his PhD this week, yay!!

Ok, so finally our last day in the park.

After our night in Canyon Village, we woke up to explore the area before we headed down to Grant Village. Of course, we had to start with the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. It was absolutely stunning.

At the top of the falls.

My hubby and the river that feeds the falls.

Looking over at the top of the falls.

A great view of the canyon.

The side of the canyon.

A pretty little cliff swallow.

After checking out the canyon, we headed down on the road towards Grant Village. It was a great drive that followed the Yellowstone River. This was actually one our favorite drives that we had in the park.

This picture has a heard of buffalo in the distance.

More buffalo in the distance.

A buffalo staring us down.

Elk in the distance.

This guy decided to walk out onto the road right in front of our car.

He did not want to move and cars coming from the other direction kept slowing down to look at him, so we couldn't go around him for a good 10 minutes.

We stopped at the sulphur caldron and mud volcano area.

This was my favorite geyser. I forget the name, but I like how it is a cave.

Yellowstone Lake-America's highest altitude lake.

There is a hike directly across from the West Thumb Geyser Basin to get a great view of the lake.

When we first approached the trail, we came across a small heard of elk.

Along the way came across some bones. This a vertebral column and pelvis.

A separated pelvis.

The view from the top of our hike.

Hubby and I on our hike.

On the way down from our hike, we came across this little pockets of hot water.

A miniature waterfall.

After our hike, we checked out the West Thumb Geyser area.

This geyser is called Fishing Cone. Apparently, when fisherman fished in the area, they would catch a fish and then put it directly into this hot geyser to cook the fish instantly.

This is our campsite at Grant Village.

We had an anniversary dinner that evening at the Grant Village Lake House Restaurant. 

So, that was our last day. I'll tell you about our trip home in the next post.