Roger Dugan, Chris Melhorn, Bob Arritt of EPRI along with John Weckel and Anil Jayanna of Applied Signal took a day tour of Yellowstone
National Park. These are photos of our great adventure in the park. Enjoy!
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Entering Yellowstone from West Entrance
New growth trees since fire of '88
Hillside where all trees were burned in '88
Closer view of burned out hillside
Bison mingling with the tourists
Our first waterfall
Bob, Chris, Anil, and John experiencing a mountain stream
Chris retrieving a fly someone lost
A hillside of hot springs
No, Roger! Can't you read the signs?
Trust me, this won't hurt a bit.
John having a look at the waterfall
Bob, what would your wife think of this?
Typical ravine for small streams
View up the road
The fire skipped around
John returning from exploring
Cabin in the wilderness
Bob and Anil at Mammoth Hot Springs
The upper terrace
Looking back up the hill
Chris stops to pray
It's a little warm!
A hot spring
'nother neat view
Anil, Bob and Chis in hot water
See I told you so
Mammoth hot springs
Roger and Mammoth Hot Springs
Really cool picture
Looking back up from the bottom. Dome in the foreground behind the vans
Grounds around the visitor's center
Must be some engineers
Hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs
Our first view of Yellowstone River
Close-up of monolith overlooking Yellowstone River
Always knew he was an ol' hayseed
Explanation of why so many falls
Landscape view ... In case you couldn't see the previous one. Note a little rainbow action
Chris at Tower Falls. Waiting for John to come back from exploring
Some of the yellow rock that gives Yellowstone its name. Nearby guide for a tour said there is evidence for 2 of Yellowstone's 3 volcanic eruptions visible here.
Nice high meadow on way to Mt Washburn
Snow on Mt Washburn
Remnants of the fire
Note all the little trees
If someone was stopped it was for elk, bison, or other wildlife. Or in this case, to take photos of the burned out regions. Note that the trees on the other side of the road were unaffected.
Is this Yellowstone Falls? Kinda disappointing. Oh ... we've got farther to walk?
Bob at a little falls on the way to the Lower Yellowstone falls.
First view of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Hey, where'd the river go?
Zoom in on previous photo ... now that's a waterfall !!
Looking back up at Upper Falls
Another view of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Zoomed in on canyon floor
John, Chris, and Bob looking at the falls
View down the Grand Canyon from the Lower Falls
Looking over the Lower Falls
Anil, Bob, Chris, and John taking a break before heading back up.
Observation deck on the North Rim (it was closed the day we were there)
Observation deck on the South Rim. Steep climb.
Rainbow at Lower Falls (from the top)
Anil gets a head start back up
Yellowstone river above the falls
Water over the falls
Volcanic rock along trail
Proof that there's predators out there
At Artist's Point
Chris, Roger, and John
View downriver from Artist's point
Lower Yellowstone falls from Artists Point
Bob and Roger at Yellowstone
Takin' it easy at Artist's Point
Why there are colors
Checking out Yellowstone Lake
On the way to Old Faithful
Anil and John
Roger, Bob and Chris --- look out for that truck!
Old Faithful pre-eruption
Thar she blows!
Dying down ....
A little close up freeze action
Chris, John and Bob photographing the eruption
Crowd at Old Faithful (about 1/3 of the audience)
Inside the lodge looking out at Old Faithful steaming away
Bob (with new pet bear), John and Chris inside the lodge.
First view of the Tetons across Jackson Lake
Bob at the Tetons
Grazing elk with frollicing young'uns
Sunset on the east side of the Tetons
Another cool shot of sunset on the Tetons
in Jackson, WY