Sunday, July 5, 2009

June 28 - West Yellowstone, MT to Jackson, WY

We slept in a bit for a change this morning. After breakfast at the hotel we boarded the busses (second seat back on the right side) and headed back into the park. We drove down Firehole Canyon, past Firehole Falls to Old Faithful Lodge where we had lunch, watched the eruption, and then celebrated with ice cream. Back on the bus we headed down to the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, then out of the park at the South Entrance.

I had to grab a pic of this buffalo cow with her calf.
This bull Elk was grazing conveniently near one of our scheduled stops. About fifty people were trying to get closer and closer to him.

He finally looked up as if to say, "What's up with all these people?" Times like this call for a telephoto lens ;-)

Down the highway through the Grand Tetons, we stopped at a visitors center where we got pix of Jackson Lake, then continued south along the east side of the Snake River. At one point there was a traffic jam as people stopped for pictures of a pair of Bison crossing the road ahead of us.

Once across the road, they continued grazing as though no one was watching. Tamer than some cows I've known.

We continued on south to Jackson where we stayed overnight. Anita and I, and some others from our bus, had dinner at the Cowboy Bar.

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