So we spent a couple more hours at Yellowstone National Park.
First, we went back into the town of Gardiner and used the library internet.
Looking south towards Yellowstone National Park.
Sherman, overlooking the town of Gardiner, Montana.
The sports field at the Gardiner High School is overrun with elk!
Too funny. Kinda cute, but they must cause some problems.
After we were done with the internet, it was only a couple of miles to drive into the park. Wasn't long before we spotted some more wildlife...
The terraced area is a series of boardwalks that allow you to explore the crusty mineralized surface of the hot springs without risking yourself or the environment. Not sure how they used to explore before these were built, but apparently many people were injured while exploring...
The warning sign.
Having said that, we're not sure how the buffalo and elk stay away from the danger. Perhaps they don't!
The terraced hot springs. That big rock on the left is a dormant hot spring cone. Whatever that is!
Really neat stuff to see. Nature sure is amazing sometimes, isn't it?
Terraced hot spring pools.
Looking down towards the park community of Mammoth.
Almost looks like a different planet.
This pool was way up high.
Kevin on the boardwalk.
The springs are always moving, and over time will take over areas of vegetation.
Too many photos!
Like the interior of a cave, but outside!
Neat stuff, but that's enough. As it was, it was 1:00pm by the time we got going. Again, we didn't have to do a long drive, but the more we drove yesterday, the less we had to drive today and tomorrow. We start work on Friday, so we want to be back at our campground near Cabri, Saskatchewan tomorrow afternoon. That will give us all day Thursday to get settled there.
Highway 89 north of Gardiner is an absolutely beautiful highway. Gorgeous scenery, and just a really nice drive. Too many photos already, so here's a taste of it. You'll just have to drive it yourself someday!
Somewhere along highway 89 north of Gardiner, Montana.
We ended up doing 133 miles (213 kms). That means we have about 400 miles (640 kms) to go, so we'll split that between today and tomorrow.
Yesterday's drive, 133 miles (213 kms). I don't like the new google maps!
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