Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yellowstone

Brad and I went with my brother Paul and his roommate Jason to Yellowstone this past Saturday!
None of us had been before, so it was quite the adventure!
We left Rexburg around noon, and it was only an hour and a half to get there, so we got to spend a good amount of time in the park.

Here's Brad and I on the drive. I didn't really think that it would be cold in Yellowstone, but it SO was! Luckily Paul had his BYUI hoodie in the back so I wore it most of the time, even though it's about 20 sizes too big for me.
It was pretty neat to see trees all fallen over all over the place! Most were from a big fire that happened a few years ago, but it was still cool.
Walking to see some little mini geysers.
This is bacteria! Gross, right?!
The Celestine pool is what this is called, I think. It was gorgeous. You could see right through the water.
I used to have this obsession with moose, and when I saw a matching pink/brown tee and cap combo with a moose on the shirt, I couldn't resist! (Sorry there's a seatbelt covering the cute moose)
This waterfall was way more pretty in person.
On our drive out of the park, we decided to stop at one of the many side trails and go on a hike in hopes of seeing some animals. Little did we know it was 3.5 miles uphill and we were all out of shape. Plus, we didn't see any animals.
Taking one of our many breaks.
There was a tiny little view of a lake, but this is the only view we had the entire hike. The rest is all just trees.
We were SUPER disappointed when we got to the top of the trail because we thought there would be something cool, or at least something to look at, but all there was was THIS! Absolutely nothing!
We passed this pond just entirely full of lily pads. It was gorgeous.
Sorry. The video of old faithful is sideways and I couldn't get it to flip up.

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This is called a paint pot. All this goop just bubbles away. (Sorry it's shaky. Lot's of tourists were bugging me)
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This is just some little gushing thing. It was spewing out grey stuff and looked neat.
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All in all, it was super fun, although we only saw a few elk from a distance and one elk WAY up close on the side of the road, but no bison or moose or anything. :/
My brother bought an annual pass, so maybe he'll be nice enough to take us again?

This coming Saturday, maybe Lava Hot Springs? :D

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