Yellowstone Shotz

 Saturday, November 21, 2009
A couple of weeks ago a friend came out to visit and we went down to Yellowstone Park together. We saw elk, buffalo, deer, wolves, and went swimming in an amazing spot at the confluence of a cold river and a hot spring. It was a really interesting combination of warm and cold, and was kind of like swimming in a giant Irish coffee.

The trip was a blast. Here are some of the shotz:  

On the ride down to Yellowstone we stayed at a hot spring near Chico. This was the view from our room.

This is inside Yellowstone, as we're approaching the 'Boiling River.'

Um...pretty stunning, don't you think? 

I'm trying to cure myself of the habit of describing a new place in terms of a place I've already been. Nevertheless, the scenery did remind me a lot of my trip out to Kars last Spring. 
Nice place


Do you see the steam rising to the right? That's where the hot water running down from the spring (which is further up the hill) hits the cold river. Over to the right there are little caves under which waterfalls of warm water run. As you sit there with the warm water running down your back, you look out at amazing mountains. It's really quite cool.
This shot was taken in the morning sometime this week. Last week, when I was in Boston, there was a tremendous snowfall in Bozeman (at least, I'm told. 1.5 feet overnight). It's been pretty frosty, which I'm told is unusually early.
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