Thursday 05 July, 2012

Day 22 – Yellowstone


Awesomeness! Wikipedia has this to say about the park – Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest [...]


Awesomeness!
Wikipedia has this to say about the park – Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant. That captures none of the mind flipping grandeur and variety found within its 3500 square miles.

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Read wikipedia’s full article on Yellowstone here.

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Heading out the east gate I cross into Wyoming.

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Cody lies about an hour east of Yellowstone. It seems to be a collection of restaurants and gift shops and hotels. I can’t find a food store for the life of me. The sky is super cool in an end of the world sort of way.

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6 Comments

  • Jack VanHesteren says:

    Hmmmmm… Scott, You probably wondered why I was not entering anything into the Blog in the first two weeks. This is the first time I have ever experienced a Blog, and had not read the bottom “Leave a Comment” section until a few days ago. Not understanding how to advance in the Blog had me worried about you for a while, and I didn’t figure it out until July 4th. We are now caught up on your travel Blog, and are so glad that you have been having so many great experiences & getting to spend quality time with friends, past and new. Oddly,it is currently only 12:50 a.m.-July 5th(Thursday), but this “Day 22″ entry shows daylight pics of Yellowstone Park? We’re enjoying your Blog entries a lot.J&M

  • Scott Nelson says:

    Thanks for the pics, Scott! I’ll have to make a point of seeing Yellowstone myself sometime. I hope to be home when you return to the bay area, sometime between my SG & DE trips. It’ll be fun to compare stories and photos.

  • Kevin Hopper says:

    I hope Yellowstone was too much of Zoo (people wise).

    It looks like there were wildfires near in Wyoming by the looks of the sky.

    Keep up the great travels. Wish I was with you.

    -Kevin

    • scottw919 says:

      The biggest danger in Yellowstone wasn’t wild animals, it was people stopping their cars in the middle of the road to look at animals or take pictures. Some places felt like the cars were just slow moving carriages on a theme park ride.

  • Yan says:

    hi, scott! i have been following your blog entries. you are an amazing photographer! almost feels as if i’m right there :) . safe travels and thank you for sharing! love, yan

    • scottw919 says:

      Thanks Yan. Doing the blog every night keeps me connected to everyone, making the journey feel less solitary. Glad you like it.


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