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  • Day29

    Out of this world.

    August 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    One of the recommendations was Mammoth Springs - in fairness we were planning on going anyway but they were adamant it was well worth it. So as the rain drops started to fall we headed off. As the mountainous formations came in to sight, so did the sun. Timed that one well. Amazingly, though it was clearly busy, we found some parking. Was this going to be a chunner free day? Stopped off at the visitor centre - a few interesting bits & pieces. Bought a card for Aidan & Alice - only $2.99 (it was a jigsaw) had my change ready except that didn't include tax. You have no idea how much things are. Ludicrous. It's not even consistent - Walmart & petrol stations price with tax. Anyway chunnered to her & then Liz - neither having any power to do anything & then when buying postcards 3 for $1 - no $1.06 ... Liz has the patience of a saint or selective hearing. Began the walk up the calcite formations created by the Mammoth Springs only to be stopped by a crowd - watching something - apparently a snake - a big snake. Some guy said it was harmless but eats rattlesnakes - not sure how that stacks up. Steps led us upwards to a range of steadily more intricate plateaus created by the hot spring deposits. Each and every time it seemed you were in a steadily more weird & other worldly place. The heat was quite oppressive combined with the sun & shelter from the wind. The further along, the fewer coach parties there were which suited us nicely. The finale was like some alien cross of an epically iced cake and a snowy neon mountain. Downhill all the way for a cold drink. Called it a day & started the 90 min drive back. Bad driving aside (which is becoming the normal expectation) we got back to the hotel just as the heavens opened. Quick dash across the road for take away pizza.Read more

  • Day37

    Mammoth Hot Springs

    June 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Heute war das Wetter wieder recht durchwachsen. Wir haben uns auf den Weg gemacht, um die obere Schleife des Parks abzufahren, haben bei den Tower Falls angehalten, sind um die Mammoth Hot Springs gewandert und haben uns auf dem Rückweg die Lower Falls von der Nordseite angesehen. Der Regen hörte auch zwischenzeitlich auf und die Tiere kamen raus. Wir haben Schwarzbären mit Jungen, Bighorn Schafe mit Jungen, Wapitis, Bisons und Pelikane gesehen. Glücklicherweise konnten wir abends draußen kochen und weil wir nach dem Essen wieder zum Ranger-Programm gehen wollten und dafür warme Sachen, eine Taschenlampe und vielleicht ein warmes Getränk angeraten wurden, haben wir uns noch unser ganz eigenes Heißgetränk zubereitet.... Im Ranger-Programm ging es um Geisterhotels im Yellowstone, interessant wie auch die anderen Programme. Heute Nacht sollen die Temperaturen an den Gefrierpunkt gehen und morgen soll es wieder regnen 😞Read more

  • Day40

    Auf zu Mt. Rainier

    June 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Der letzte Morgen im Yellowstone und wir hatten Eis auf Auto und Camper. Also schnell zusammengepackt und Richtung nächster Station. Es ging nach Washington, durch Teile Montanas und Idahos, die ich noch nicht kannte. Im Park haben wir noch den Tieren auf Wiedersehen gesagt. Am Nordeingang vom Yellowstone haben wir uns das berühmte Roosevelt-Tor angesehen und sind dann durch die Berge gen Westen gefahren. Montana und Idaho waren schön anzusehen, der Osten Washingtons hat uns beide überrascht. Nur Felder, Felder, Felder. Am KOA Ellensburg war für uns der Tag zu Ende. Morgen kommen wir zu Mt. Rainier.Read more

  • Day97


    November 8, 2015 in the United States ⋅

    I met up with Matt again and we visited Yellowstone National Park. I was so happy I got the year pass. The parks are starting to get expensive towards the west coast. We walked the trail at Mammoth springs. We drove through the northern area of the park that was open and it took us through two states. I was also having fun asking just about everyone where they were from.Read more

  • Day7

    Yellowstone West nach Gardiner

    September 9, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Nachdem wir die Süd und Nord Runde im Park gesehen haben sind wir nach Gardiner weitergereist. Dieser Ort liegt vor dem Nordeingang. Eigentlich wäre eine Zwischenübernachtung am Nordeingang nicht nötig gewesen, aber dadurch hatten wir genug Zeit die Mammoth Hot Springs anzuschauen.

    Somit haben wir alle wichtigen Punkte des Yellowstone Nationalpark gesehen. Ein wirklich beeindruckender Ort auf diesem Planeten.

    Abschliessend würde ich 3 Orte im Yellowstone NP als besonders Empfehlenswert nennen: Die Geysire am Old Faithful, das Noris Geysir Basin und die Mammoth Hot Springs. Die vielen kleinen Trails und Geysire sind zwar auch sehenswert, aber wenn man alle anschauen will braucht man eine ganze Woche im Park.
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  • Day16

    Elk sightings

    April 22, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Up early had our wonderful breakfast to a beautiful sunrise I could see the pinks and all the wonderful colors we left our campsite for a drive across Yellowstone's amazing mountains. As we were driving we saw elk they were grazing the grass is along the edge of the mountain.

  • Day11

    Mammoth & Gardiner

    September 4, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    Mammoth Lodge is the original site of the US Army base that was established to protect Yellowstone National Park before the National Park service was established (and ended up managing the park for a couple decades). It's also the site of a hot springs, a Geyser basin, and a year-round elk herd that likes to graze in the town square in front of the post office).

    We drove up and out the north entrance of the park so we could see the Roosevelt Arch and the town of Gardiner. That makes four of the five entrances that we've gone through!
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  • Day5

    Our Short Drive Through Yellowstone

    May 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅

    We drove through Yellowstone from the north through Gardiner and then out the east side towards Cody, WY. While I was kinda disapointed we didn't see any bears in GNP, we saw a momma bear and two cubs shortly after entering the park.

    We then saw another bear that was feasting on another animal.

    Later we saw another momma bear with her two cubs.
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