In our Yellowstone adventure, every day was full of marvels and wonders we don’t get to see or experience in our everyday lives. We saw, in order: lots of elk (bulls mostly), marmots, a coyote, bison galore, a black wolf, and a black bear! (Fratguy thinks it was a grizzly bear, but I say it was black and I’m sticking to my story.) Several brown, cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout were caught (and released.) Plus of course we saw loads of geysers, hot springs, mud pots, fumaroles, and the like volcanic wonders, like Castle Geyser here on the right.
Once again, I was struck by the numbers of French, German, Japanese, and Chinese tourists. I also heard some Russian and Italian spoken by other parties. All of western Wyoming really was full of French people–we chatted with a few families on a French tour who stopped in the same hotel we did last night in Jackson Hole. Continue Reading »