We flew to Bozeman in Montana and arrived in this baby…
For those of you not familiar with Yellowstone, I will give you the D.L. What does that stand for anyway?
- It is a national park predominantly in Wyoming, but it does extend to Idaho and Montana.
- There are 4 entrances (East, West, North, South).
- It covers 8,900+ km2.
- Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over theYellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent.
- The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism.
In summary, it’s pretty damn cool and you’re gonna want to go after you see these pics.
We stayed at at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel managed by Yellowstone National Park Lodges. They manage all 9 of the in-park lodgings. There are loads of other options outside the park boundaries too, but given we only had 3 nights, we wanted to make the most of the time we had there.
There are loads of hikes but we went there for the volcanic geysers.
This is really just a photo diary of the simply incredible scenery. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before.
Some of my favourite (yes there were many) geyser shots… I am KICKING myself I didn’t invest in a better camera as some of the shots are grainy…
Here’s morning glory… looks good enough to go for a dip right?
DON’T! It’s hot enough to melt the flesh off your bones…
Tired from our day exploring, we decided to hitch hike home… don’t do this at home folks!
Also when you’re there, make sure you try the bison. It’s delicious….
I tried Bison Kebabs…
And Bison Steak…
However live bison you need to be more careful of.
A park guide told us that he has had a tourist ask if they could hug a bison. No, true story. They are very dangerous, so no, you can’t hug them.
The adventure continues:
More on the US adventure here.
Anisa – The Macadames xx