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  • Day17

    Day 15, Monday May 23

    May 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Today was a good day.

    We tried to get out a little earlier, and I think we were about 15 minutes before normal.

    We hoped we would not see snow, but we did. However, there was not enough to stick and what we did have was much better than the rain we had on earlier days. It was cold and windy, however! I had a T-shirt, a hoodie, a jacket and then another jacket plus leggings under my pants.

    We did the lower loop with our last stop being Old Faithful in order to see the Morning Glory pool. If we do Yellowstone again we will spend a day there, checking at the visitor center to know when expected eruptions of the various geysers are, then be at the eruptions to see them. We'd hope for a sunny day as when the light is flat you can't discern the erupting water from the steam. The last walj took quite awhile and we didn't get home until 8 pm.

    This meant we were traveling when the animals were active and we got to see larger herds of bison and a black bear along with the regular elk (and their very visible butts)
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