May 11, 2009

YNP: West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs

Today we entered Yellowstone National Park and headed for Mammoth Hot Springs in the northwest corner of the park.

Marlon hates it when Doug doesn't wait for him to pose.

These guys don't seem concerned about posing.

Enjoy a little scenery.
Wildlife is found abundantly in May at Yellowstone.
Snow lingers on mountaintops for much, and sometimes all, of the summer.
Gibbon River pitches over the eroded rim of an old volcanic caldera to form Gibbon Falls.
Marlon moves a boulder which was blocking the road. A doctor somewhere may soon be asking him to cough...
Beryl Springs water maintains a temperature just a few degrees below boiling.
The Norris Geyser Basin is one of the park's most colorful and dramatic geothermal areas.

A family in the midst of their whirlwind global bicycling tour...
The drive to Mammoth Hot Springs has a few twists and turns...
and a lot of wild animals if you are lucky.
A dormant hot spring cone...
Some of the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces...
Enjoy more of the landscape of Yellowstone.
These trees are so scared, they are petrified.

On the way back from Mammoth Hot Springs, we happened to spot this busy beaver.
No one will be able to resist taking pictures of the baby bison.
One last statuesque pose before we leave the park...
Take a look at our short video of our visit below.
For more pictures, click here .

To be continued...

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