(Part 3/9) Sept 23, 2019: Geysers Upon Geysers Upon Geysers
Up early for breakfast in the hotel, and then we were on the road! (Yeah, I ordered two plates of food, don’t judge me)
Man, even the drive from Bozeman to Gardiner was gorgeous!
We drove into the park, then straight into the Lamar Valley, which is quite often referred to as the Serengeti of North America, due to the amazing amount of wildlife. We were greeted immediately by bison. Seemingly hundreds and hundreds of bison. F’n crazy!
Afterwards, we turned around and then headed south towards the geyser basins. Along the way, we found this trumpeter swan in the Firehole River that wanted its picture taken!
Old Faithful was up next. If you don’t take a selfie at Old Faithful, did you REALLY actually go to Yellowstone?! Quite the spectacular eruption!
After a quick bite to eat, we explored the geyser area. Walked past Castle Geyser, and then up to Grand Geyser, which is heralded as one of the most impressive eruptions in Yellowstone. We waited for around an hour or so, and then were treated to as AWESOME eruption.
We did a little more exploring as we headed back to the main visitors area. Lots of colorful geothermal features to photograph. We got up close and personal to The Lions geyser erupting.
Then another Old Faithful eruption, but this time, we caught in from the other side. I definitely thought it was more impressive from this side. Plus, infinitely less tourists!
Back in the parking lot, someone rear ended a tour bus. I REALLY need to know how the hell someone rear ends a tour bus….
And finally, time to head into our hotel in West Yellowstone, and grab some food! But not before catching a gorgeous sunset over the Madison River.
Definitely had an AWESOME first day! I thought to myself that if the rest of the tour shapes up like this, then I’m going to be in for an amazing time.
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