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My 2006 trip to Yellowstone / Grand Tetons

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Kevinlee, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. At the end of September I took my brother and father through South Dakota, Wyoming and southern Montana. The first stop was Badlands national park. While I have been to Badlands a few times, they had never seen a landscape like it before. It was quite chilly and windy but one thing that caught their attention was the previous 200 miles, we kept seeing the same advertisement for Wall Drug. After passing through Badlands we just had to stop and see it.

    After Wall Drug we headed towards Devils Tower. Although the weather was ugly, misty, foggy and dreary it was cool to see.

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    Next we were headed toward Sheridan WY for a good night sleep. After we left Devils Tower, the sun started to peak and eventually cleared out. And let me tell ya, from Devils Tower to Sheridan, there is nothing out there at night. Just before getting to Sheridan, we stopped to see the stars are were entertained with greenish tint of the Northern Lights.

    The next morning we headed through the Bighorn mountains on the north side. Beautiful snow on top was very cool to see and seen some deer...

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    ...as well as some colorful aspens.

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    My father took in the beauty and marveled.

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    From the western edge of the Bighorns we could see the Absaroka/Beartooth mountain ranges off in the distance. What a sight!

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    We finally made it to Cody, filled up with gasoline and headed towards Cooke City MT via the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. This is a very very nice road to travel and offers some spectacular views.

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    Then we entered Montana and things became interesting!

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    I couldnt get my finger off the shutter button!

    Once we got to Cooke City, we checked into our cabin and took a short drive to the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone NP for the sunset.

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    After a nice cool night of rest we woke up early and headed to Gardner Montana via Northern Yellowstone.

    There were bison everywhere!

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    Once we arrived at Mammoth Hot Springs.. of course you could hear the elk ruttin.

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    Then along the road to Gardiner, we spotted big horn sheep.

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    Had a bite to eat at a restaurant near the enterance to Yellowstone and had a nice view of Electric peak.

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    On the way back... more Bison!

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    Coming tomorrow... part 2 - Beartooth Mountains
  2. Ghunger


    Apr 2, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    These are great, thanks for sharing. I've really got to go to yellowstone one of these days. You're pictures make me even more sure of that. :smile:
  3. Nice series of photos. I've been to Yellowstone once about three years ago. I'm returning this September for a two week trip. Your photos make me more anxious for the trip!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice series
  5. Wonderful. I love the commentary. Your photos are very nice.
  6. Nice series Kevin. I'm looking forward to the next batch.
  7. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    Wonderful images.. I've been in the same areas on a trip in 2001, although I just had a Kodak P&S at the time. No pictures worth seeing, like yours. Thanks for sharing!
  8. I really like the commentary on your series of pictures. The image of your Dad is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.
  9. platano

    platano Guest

    that pic of your dad (#4) looks bad ***.. good job
  10. Bob Mohr

    Bob Mohr

    Oct 20, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    These are great. I really like wildlife photos.
  11. sypher


    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    No pictures of Wall Drug?
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