Saturday, October 4, 2008

October 4, 2008 Man This Place Is Huge

First let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my mom, Eunice Smith, and my brother in law, Garry Fogle. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
We are in Yellowstone for the 2ND day. It has been pretty cold here today and raining. The weather channel said a high of 52 but I don't think it ever got that high. We drove the Grand Loop today and it took about 8 hours with the stops for photographing animals and a couple of hikes to see thermal gardens and pools. I looked a little more closely at the map they gave us upon entering and saw a purple dashed line indicating the rim of the caldera. This is one huge volcano. There were a lot of elk and the bucks have large racks and are very protective of their harem. When we got to Mammoth Hot Springs there were elk everywhere and the police were very busy trying to keep the elk and the tourists separated. Some people are so stupid. There are signs everywhere telling you not to approach the elk , buffalo or bears and making it clear they are dangerous but there are still those people who push the limit.

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