Thursday, June 19, 2008
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
-We went to the Lake Hotel for a very nice breakfast and then the guys decided to try their luck fishing in the morning. In the afternoon, we drove to the Grand Canyon of YNP to view the Upper and Lower Falls area. The water of the Yellowstone River was the highest in years and provided a magnificent view of both falls.
Then we drove to Norris Geyser Basin and took only a short walk to view some of that area as the weather changed to very cold and rain. We did get to view a beautiful thermal pool called Emerald Spring which, not surprisingly, is a wonderful dark green color.
Along the way though, we drove by the Virginia Cascades, a short side drive that went by a deep canyon and had a lovely cascading waterfall. The was a one way loop as the road was very narrow.