Late, again… It’s harder than I’d like to get these up on time. Some of it is time and distractions, some is my sheer laziness…and some really is the crappy internet connection I get!
I wasn’t going to do a picture post for a while, but I went down to the Tetons the other day. Just to gorgeous not to run with…
First, though, a look at how variable it is here in Yellowstone. The first picture is where I was hiking:
Then, just a couple hundred yards and one stream later:
Yes, those are steam vents and boiling mud pots. And, yes, I really did that close something that stinking hot. I am not, however, going to talk about the mama grizzly and two cubs I ran into on the trail that day!
Now for the real reason for this post…a trip down to thermal features that run into Lake Yellowstone itself, then a run through Grand Teton National Park:
And, finally…with all the international visitors we get in this area, the most important sign in the entire place: