Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Touring Yellowstone Park
Tuesday, June 17th--On our trip to Mammoth Hot Springs, you could still see lots of evidence of the 1988 fire but also the remarkable new growth that has taken place in the last 20 years. We stopped at the mud volcanoes and the petrified tree on our way and saw lots of wildlife--bison, elk and many different birds, ground squirrels, etc. We even got into a "BearJam as this beautiful black bear strolled by!
We drove the upper terrace at Mammoth and saw many of the springs there -- an impressive sight! It was especially interesting to see the mineral buildup around the springs such as this example. The colors are caused by different algae that grows depending on the warm water temperature.
Then we drove back to Fishing Bridge in time for the guys to fish in Lake Yellowstone -- and once again, we were successful in catching some great cutthroat trout.