Sunday, August 5, 2012

Yellowstone Trip: Day 10

I don't know why we didn't get these when we first got here but better late than never I guess - we bought binoculars.

This is our last day at Old Faithful.  We decided to do the 5 km walk to see the last few geysers in the area.  On this walk, we saw interesting things and people! We also saw grizzly bear paw prints. 

The riverside geyser erupted for over 20 minutes!  It's interesting because it shoots on an angle.  The water comes towards you over a small river hence the name riverside geyser!

We made it to the end of the trail to see the morning glory pool.  Unfortunately, over the years, people have thrown rocks and garbage in the pool and so it's not as bright and colourful as it used to be.  By the way, it's illegal to throw anything in any of the pools - they are not wishing wells - and there is a pretty steep fine if you are caught doing so.

On our way back - we saw someone getting picked up by the ambulance- it was a pretty hot day and it was probably dehydration.  

We went for a nature ride to see what we could see... we saw an otter, an osprey, a bald eagle from pretty close, some ducks, and I forget what else.  We got back to the hotel too late- everything was closed so chips and chocolate was dinner!  We will have to do better than that tmorrow!

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