Tuesday, July 02, 2013


In mid June we ventured to Yellowstone and met up with the Card family, our Hood River friends who moved to Bozeman, MT about the time we left for Pinedale.  Together we camped for three nights in Canyon Campground and explored some of the park.  This was Matt's first visit to the park.  I visited it with my family when I was in high school.  Some parts of the park seemed familiar, but there was a lot I did not remember.  It was fun to see it again and this time with my boys.  For this trip, we focused our efforts on a small part of the park because we know we will make many return trips.  Plus, doing anything with a 2-year-old means moving in slow gear (and that's not to mention what happens when the whole group includes not just one but three toddlers).  We had a great trip and can't wait to see more of the area.

The first day was COLD.  We had to bundle up in any and all winter gear we had.

The following pictures include a variety of hot springs and geysers around Old Faithful.  (Click on any picture to view them all larger)

Morning Glory Pool
Old Faithful just before eruption
Old Faithful erupting
Old Faithful
aah, nothing like June camping

On day 2, we explored the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  It's beautiful!
Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River
hikers in training
Lower Falls
view of Canyon and Lower Falls from Artist Point
this is probably the most natural, best smiling picture of me and Matt EVER, and then there's Isaac
Nate, Jennie, Everett, and Gavin
Gavin rocks
the whole crew
going down Uncle Tom's Trail (300+ steps) into the Canyon
Lower Falls
lugging the baby back out of the Canyon
S'mores yumminess
we saw a ton of bison, including babies
they are HUGE

And that's all this time around.

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