Yellowstone Hot Springs, Elk, and the Grand Tetons

August 3, 2009 – After lunch we stopped by several other hot spring and geyser areas near Old Faithful.  We especially like the brilliant blue pools, and the mini geysers.  We could see a storm brewing on the horizon, but were fortunate to avoid getting drenched with rain.  We also learned that tour guides sometimes…

Old Faithful Geyser Area at Yellowstone

August 3, 2009 – We spent the previous night at the Old Faithful cabins.  The cabins were single level duplexes, and were rather old and small.  However, they were also right by Old Faithful and the geysers, as well as the Old Faithful Lodge dining room.  After enjoying a nice breakfast, we decided to spend…

Mount Washburn at Yellowstone

August 2, 2009 – We began the day with a leisurely hike up Mt. Washburn.  The trail was wide and open, and lined with a variety of wildflowers.  About 2/3 of the way up the trail we found the herd of resident bighorn sheep.  They were happily sitting in the middle of the path; we…

Yellowstone Canyon Rim, Grant Village, and West Thumb Geyser Basin

August 1, 2009 – Friday we left after work and began our drive north, to Wyoming.  We stayed the night a few hours from Yellowstone National Park, and finished the drive early Saturday morning.  Our route also took us through Grand Teton National Park.  On our way into the park, we passed a gas station…

Kenny Chesney Concert at Frontier Days

July 24, 2009 – Each year, Cheyenne Frontier Days puts on a week-long concert and rodeo extravaganza.  This year we decided to check out the Friday night Kenny Chesney concert.  We picked up pizza from Aurelio’s and headed out into the 4pm Denver rush hour.  We made it to Cheyenne, WY a little after 6pm,…

Old Faithful Geyser Area

This morning and early afternoon was our last day at Yellowstone. We decided to spend it at the Old Faithful area. We enjoyed watching Old Faithful erupt, and then wandered around the boardwalk to look at the rest of the thermal features. We got to see a lot of other geysers give off minor eruptions,…

Touring Yellowstone

Today was pretty busy as we decided to venture to the Northern areas of the park. In theory, these areas were supposed to be less crowded. As we all know, one of the key features of a theory is that it is not proved. Our first stop was at Yellowstone Canyon, in the heart of…