West Yellowstone to Old Faithful

10/22/2017
West Yellowstone to Old Faithful and back with Shanna, Cheryl, Regina & Katrina.

The overcast dawn light really highlighted this knob of a mountain.
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Firehole river falls _JLS8686

Geese in the meadow _JLS8720

Mossy tree
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Rafe in the mist _JLS8798

Winter is coming
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But autumn lingers (heat killed trees) _JLS8843 (2)

Midway geyser basin overflows into the Firehole river
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Late autumn on the Firehole river _JLS8881

Farther along the road and higher in elevation we come to the Old Faithful geyser area. Here the snow was thicker and I got to test my reflexes in a sliding car. We arrived just in time to watch Old Faithful.

Raven and his snowball
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Whoo Hoo! A small eruption of the elusive Grand Fountain Geyser. I keep trying to see this geyser erupt and I never do, till now.

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Common merganser 01 _JLS9061

Common merganser 02
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Dipper 01
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Head of the Firehole river falls
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Elk in the long grass
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We saw elk, bison, common mergansers, mallards, canada geese, dark eyed juncos and lots and lots of ravens.

— Jenny


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