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We made our second trip of the year to Yellowstone the first week of September. We came in from the Grand Tetons, drove up by Yellowstone Lake, then followed the Yellowstone River up the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

We ended our first day back in the Lamar Valley looking for wolves. We saw a couple this time. We also saw a Grizzly on a Bison carcass. We visited a couple of the thermal features that we did not see on our visit last winter. I think Yellowstone may be an annual visit from now on. It is a wonderful corner of God's creation. 

Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River

We drove north from the Tetons to the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone River

Remnants of Forest Fire

Remnants of Forest Fire

We saw much evidence of the big fire back in the '80's and more recent fires as we drove.

Red-tailed Hawk in a Snag

Lewis Falls

West Thumb Geyser Basin

West Thumb Geyser Basin

Once again, Beverly Gholson traveled with Genie and me to Yellowstone. She suggested we walk through the Geyser Basin, and it was quite a colorful walk.

Steaming geyser

Yellowstone Lake and the Geyser Basin

Colorful Danger

Colorful Danger

It's amazing how close the Bison come to the Geysers. It is dangerous ground.

Deep Pool

Multicolored Hues

From the Depths

Toxic stew flows away

Deposits build up into a cone

Geysers at Lake's Edge


Genie and Beverly on the Boardwalk

Scalding Waters run Deep

Genie at the Geyser

West Thumb Geyser Basin

Mergansers on the River

Bison and Ducks

Bison lounging by the River

Geyser on the Yellowstone

Majestic Yellowstone River

Yellowstone Meanders

Wolf from the Canyon Pack

Wolf from the Canyon Pack

We were in the Heyden Valley when we came upon people with binoculars and spotting scopes. We got out and saw this female balck wolf at a great distance. Our first wolf of the trip!

Lower Falls on the Yellowstone

Gregg & Genie at Yellowstone Falls

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Yellowstone Canyon

Pronghorn grazing

Grizzly on a Bison carcass

Lamar River

Fishing the Lamar

Lamar Valley

Fishing a still pool

Lamar River & Valley

Lamar River

Lamar River

Look at the size of that Rack

Yellowstone slips into shadows

Beautiful Yellowstone River

Waiting, watching for wolves

Waiting, watching for wolves

There is always a crowd when the wolves are nearby

Beverly Gholson

Beverly Gholson

Spotting a wolf

Shooting through a spotting scope with my iphone

Black wolf resting

Wolf watching us watch him

Wolf wandering away

Dusk settles in

Lamar Valley sunset

Bull Elk

Redtail Hawk sits on a rock

Redtail Hawk sits on a rock

Look at the size of those talons. They can take away a small dog.

Yellowstone River

Pair of Pronghorns

Meandering Yellowstone River

Sandhill Cranes at river's edge

Bison herd at geyser

500 feet down to a view

Lower Falls, Yellowstone River

Water eats away the rock

Gregg & Genie at Lower Falls

Bev at the Falls

Yellowstone Falls & Canyon

Yellowstone River in the Canyon

Gibbon River Meanders

Beautiful Gibbon River

Beside the still waters

Artist Paintpots Geyser Basin

Hot tub anyone?

Bubbling Cauldren

Paint Pot

Steaming waters

Mountains above a still lake

Moss Rock Cliff

Waterfall by the road

Elevated Road

Two Lakes view

Steaming Geysers

Geese playing in the water

Sandhill Cranes with Bison

Bison wading

Leaving Yellowstone via Cody

Shoshone River

Shoshone River greenway

Steep Canyon Walls

Hell's Half Acre

Hunting season