Yellowstone, Part 2: Geysers, but No Grizzlies

I got my geyser fix this time, without going up to Old Faithful.  The active forces of West Thumb Geyser basin were in full force, on the afternoon of July 18.

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At the end of the show, there remained the blowhole, with promise of more, later.


The shores of Yellowstone Lake are known for attracting grizzly bears, during times of plentiful fish.  I saw none, that afternoon, but the water itself was as inviting as the grand lake’s western counterparts.  Here are some scenes of West Thumb.

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The northwest and far north shores of Yellowstone Lake are bisected by the mouth of the Yellowstone River.

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Even here, well east of the Geyser Basin, there is geothermal activity.

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Once past the lake,there were still no bears, but there is Grizzly Peak.


There are also dunes, about a dozen or so.


The North Fork of the Shoshone River formed a border, of sorts, between Yellowstone and the more arid scenes of the North Absaroka Wilderness.  It was running rather shallow on that Thursday evening.


Next:  The Absaroka, Buffalo Bill State Park and Cody

12 thoughts on “Yellowstone, Part 2: Geysers, but No Grizzlies

  1. Lamar Valley is a great place to look for bears and wolves, so that is were I typically find myself. These are awesome pictures of Yellowstone Lake. I will definitely have to check it out next time I’m up there.


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