Saturday, July 9, 2016

July in Yellowstone

As traffic hits all time records and bad accidents become almost daily events, I have to remind myself of the beauty of early mornings before most people are up and about, or evenings as folks head back out to the surrounding gate-way communities.

The day is coming when Yellowstone is going to have to restrict vehicular traffic, especially in the most popular areas.  Until then, we deal with it but watch in horror as people pass on blind curves with double yellow lines, park "creatively" in places never intended for that purpose, and park at great distances to things they want to see and then take shortcuts through unstable geothermal areas to reach their destinations.   From the 4th of July thru mid-August is the peak season.

But here are a couple images to remind us all why this is such a special place.
Morning along the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Sunset on the Firehole River, steam from Grand Prismatic in the background.
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Moose Falls

1 comment:

Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak said...

People on vacation seem to leave their brains and common sense at home!

Your photos are gorgeous!

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