I judged in a homebrew beer competition in West Yellowstone back in October. Since we were so close to the park, we spent some time there. When we were there in June & July, we didn’t have a chance to hangout around Old Faithful or the Canyon areas.

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This is around the Lower Geyser Basin. We always seem to see a herd of bison in the prairie.

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This is infront of the Old Faithful visitor center. There are WAY less people in October vs. in the summer. Check out the next picture.

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Back in June 2015.

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This bison started coming up the sidewalk in between the Lodge and Visitor Center. So, yeah, I decided to walk around and not use that sidewalk.

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I walked back and saw that the bison made it up to the main sidewalk. Those people were really close to that thing…crazy! I was probably 200 feet away on a different walk way.

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There is a path that weaves around all the springs and geysers near Old Faithful. It’s about a mile long and ends at the Morning Glory pool. Elizabeth didn’t get to check it out in the summer… A wicked thunderstorm chased her away when she started the walk. So this was the first time walking down the path for her.

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I took a picture of this geyser, which I don’t remember its name, thinking it was going to erupt more. It didn’t until much later when we were walking back.

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We got there just at the right time that day – SO many geysers were erupting. Everywhere we looked.

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Here is the same geyser, just closer.

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Here is Morning Glory.

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The pool is about 23 ft deep. It’s super clear and the colors look much more vivid than this picture.

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We saw this bald eagle as we were driving out of the park. It was looking over a river.

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Another geyser – don’t know its name.

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Another geyser – don’t know its name.

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Another geyser – don’t know its name.

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I think this one is Old Faithful.

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Here is some cool, colorful bacteria.

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Mud Pots

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There are some bison crossing the road.

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Here is a bull elk by the river.

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Here is some moss on the trees by the Canyon.

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Here is the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

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It doesn’t even look real when you are there.

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This is on a viewing platform next to the falls. We have a picture of the falls and you can see the tiny platform next to it.

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The falls are about 300 feet high. If you look close you can see the platform on the right.

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The Yellowstone River is only 70 feet at the point at which it goes over the lower falls.

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Brodie also really likes the falls, too.

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Here are some elk hanging out near the Mammoth area.

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