A Tour of Yellowstone

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

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New growth trees since fire of '88

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Hillside where all trees were burned in '88

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Closer view of burned out hillside

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Bison mingling with the tourists

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Our first waterfall

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Bob, Chris, Anil, and John experiencing a mountain stream

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Chris retrieving a fly someone lost

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A hillside of hot springs

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No, Roger! Can't you read the signs?

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Trust me, this won't hurt a bit.

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Mountain vista

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Another vista

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More wildflowers

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John having a look at the waterfall

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Bob, what would your wife think of this?

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Typical ravine for small streams

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View up the road

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Loose Footing!

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The fire skipped around

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John returning from exploring

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Cabin in the wilderness

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'nuff said

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Bob and Anil at Mammoth Hot Springs

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The upper terrace

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Looking back up the hill

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Chris stops to pray

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It's a little warm!

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A hot spring

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Neat view

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'nother neat view

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Anil, Bob and Chis in hot water

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See I told you so

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Mammoth hot springs

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Roger and Mammoth Hot Springs

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Nice colors

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Really cool picture

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Looking back up from the bottom. Dome in the foreground behind the vans

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Grounds around the visitor's center

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Must be some engineers

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Hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs

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Our first view of Yellowstone River

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Close-up of monolith overlooking Yellowstone River

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Always knew he was an ol' hayseed

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Explanation of why so many falls

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Tower Falls

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Landscape view ... In case you couldn't see the previous one. Note a little rainbow action

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Chris at Tower Falls. Waiting for John to come back from exploring

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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.

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Nice high meadow on way to Mt Washburn

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Mt Washburn

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More wildflowers

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And more

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Snow on Mt Washburn

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Remnants of the fire

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Note all the little trees

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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.

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Is this Yellowstone Falls? Kinda disappointing. Oh ... we've got farther to walk?

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Bob at a little falls on the way to the Lower Yellowstone falls.

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First view of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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Hey, where'd the river go?

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Zoom in on previous photo ... now that's a waterfall !!

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Looking back up at Upper Falls

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Another view of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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Zoomed in on canyon floor

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John, Chris, and Bob looking at the falls

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View down the Grand Canyon from the Lower Falls

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Looking over the Lower Falls

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Anil, Bob, Chris, and John taking a break before heading back up.

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Observation deck on the North Rim (it was closed the day we were there)

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Observation deck on the South Rim. Steep climb.

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Rainbow at Lower Falls (from the top)

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Anil gets a head start back up

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Yellowstone river above the falls

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Water over the falls

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Volcanic rock along trail

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Proof that there's predators out there

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At Artist's Point

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Chris, Roger, and John

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View downriver from Artist's point

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Wide view

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Lower Yellowstone falls from Artists Point

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Landscape view

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Different exposure

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Bob and Roger at Yellowstone

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Takin' it easy at Artist's Point

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Why there are colors

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Souvenir hunting

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Checking out Yellowstone Lake

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On the way to Old Faithful

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Anil and John

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Roger, Bob and Chris --- look out for that truck!

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Old Faithful pre-eruption

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Thar she blows!

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Old Faithful

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Dying down ....

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A little close up freeze action

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Chris, John and Bob photographing the eruption

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Crowd at Old Faithful (about 1/3 of the audience)

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Inside the lodge looking out at Old Faithful steaming away

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Bob (with new pet bear), John and Chris inside the lodge.

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First view of the Tetons across Jackson Lake

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Bob at the Tetons

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Teton explanation

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Grazing elk with frollicing young'uns

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Cool Bob

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Sunset on the east side of the Tetons

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Golden peaks

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Another cool shot of sunset on the Tetons

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in Jackson, WY