North to South: Evolution Basin and Muir Pass
2 weeks ago
|I kinda like that they've kept this awful poster from the 80's.|
|This silly logo dates back to the 50's|
|Some snow would be nice!|
|Ruth, on a section of the Mammoth Hot Springs observation trail.|
|This is the remains of a geothermal spring, called The Liberty Cap.|
This tufa stands about 35 ft tall.
|Above and below: springs and stream vents of lower Mammoth Hot Springs. I like the tiered mineral formations found here.|
|Above and below: you aren't supposed to walk out to these pools. Something about this being unstable ground over unseen steam shafts.|
|Big vistas. Everywhere.|
|Above and below: coral-like constructions of hot spring minerals.|
|Ruth getting steam-cleaned on the walk out to the infinity pool.|
|Above and below: Upper Mammoth Hot Springs.|
|The bridge on the way to Tower Roosevelt and Petrified Tree.|
|Ruth and I, at Undine Falls overlook.|
|Big Bull Buffalo|
|White Tail Deer|
|The North Entrance Arch. The side one sees when entering the park|
states, "For the good of Man". Beyond is the shining metropolis
of Gardiner, MT. This arch also defines the border between Montana and Wyoming.
|Welcome to Montaneee! One thing Montana does well is|
the preparation and serving of red meat.
|Taxyderrmy'ed critters lend frontier authenticity to this|
store's offerings of cheap tourist crap from China.
|Sun is shining, temps are plunging.|
|On our way back from Yellowstone to Big Sky we drove right through a pretty good snow storm. This, of course, means that tomorrow's skiing will be excellent.|
|I actually enjoy driving in the snow. Always use the transmission. Never use the brakes.|
|Ruth & Michelle.|
|A view of our accommodations.|
|I got a good laugh out of this.|
|Above and below: Dining at Buck's T-4 grill.|