Travel: day 3-5 at yellowstone


Day 3: We check out early and departed toward South entrance of Yellowstone. First stop was West Thumb Geyser Basin

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the first of many hot springs we’d see during the trip

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the bluer and deeper the color, the hotter is the water

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As we drove toward Canyon area… we passed by many valleys.

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suddenly the cars stopped moving. And for two hours we barely moved. Nobody knew what was going on, we had no choice but wait.

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and you know what happened? They were bisons, a lot of them, on the road!! So either cars had to stop to let them walk around, or people stopped to take pics of them.

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he was walking just in front of our car ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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After we check-in at our lodge (Canyon lodge), we went to Canyon South Rim Dr

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we did Uncle Tom’s trail to see the lower fall. It was over 300 steps… a great workout for a great view.

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Sofia hiked most of the time, and took breaks while Tony carried her.

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I’m so proud of my parents to have done it with us.

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and the most helpful man for the family ๐Ÿ™‚

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as we went back to the park lot, it was invaded by bisons. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Sofia was amused seeing them altogether eating and shaking against the trees.

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day 4: Mammoth

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another beautiful day to be on the road

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Mammoth Hot Spring was located at the north of the park, fairly close to Canyon.

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we walked through Lower and Upper Terraces. They are the product of dissolved subterranean limestone which is continuously deposited as the spring waters cool on contact with air. Quite a phenomena nature beauty.

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Sofia saw my mind tying scarf on the waist and she insisted ย she’s big enough to do the same ๐Ÿ™‚

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after 2 hours of walking, we went back to the parking lot, deers were taking a nap

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then we went to the park’s worst kept secret place: boiling river. It is a place where an underground hot spring surfaces from below a limestone overhang.

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Tony took Sofia to the water and she really liked it.

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then we drove all the way to the north entrance of the park.

Back to Canyon area, we went to Brink of the Lower Falls for a close-up views of the falls.

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day 3: Tower Roosevelt

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first stop: a nice small trail to a river
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and a fall at the end of the trail back up

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Sofia was waiting for us with her snack and water

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next stop: petrified tree

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then Undine Falls

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then we drove a blacktail plateau. It was unpaved… really rough and lots of turns. Just when I was cursing why we took this route, we saw a black bear mama with two small bears. What an adorable scene!!!

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in the afternoon we drove all the way to the north-east entrance and saw many animals on the way

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as we went out all day long, Sofia took her naps in the car, usually 1-2 hrs. It made the trip so much easier this way!!!

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we stopped by the lake side hotel on our way back to the lodge and had local ice cream.

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it was really really good! we all loved it!!! And the view was spectacular too.

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Sofia was super happy because I rarely give her ice cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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One response to “Travel: day 3-5 at yellowstone

  1. kristaskravings

    I’m loving this adventure! Those hot springs a gorgeous. And I’m so happy to see your parents (especially your Dad) well enough to do all this hiking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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