A Trip Across the Country - Stop 3

A Trip Across the Country - Stop 3
Yellowstone National Park is a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. Mostly in Wyoming, the park spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho too. Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. It’s also home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.
— Google

We arrived in Yellowstone pretty late in the day and we did not spend near as much time here as we wanted. The lack of hiking boots made it hard to wander around. But we stuck around long enough to watch Old Faithful burst.

I took my first panorama shot. Which I plan to get developed. It was super embarrassing shooting it, my camera is normally on ninja mode, meaning silent. But when shooting panorama it refused to be silent and it took me four tries to get it right. Imagine camera clipping noise in rapid succession while turning.

We sat next to a couple from Virginia and had a good hour long chat with them while waiting for Old Faithful to erupt. Conversations like this are not something I would normally have. But it was lovely to chat about the area with other people.

The weirdest part of this visit was some of the creatures, Bison vs Buffalo. I kept calling them Buffalo but everywhere was posted as Bison. Be careful of the Bison, they may seem docile but they can kill!! Upon a google search there is actually a difference and I was definitely calling them the wrong thing. I assumed that the main geyser (Old Faithful) would be fenced off to keep wildlife out. But that was not the case. As we were sitting we watched people walking along across the way and suddenly a Bison walked out of the tree line, maybe twenty feet away from them. They immediately backed up and went back the way they came, but it was interesting to see how close you could accidentally get.

Have you ever been to Yellowstone?

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