Yellowstone - Day 1
Hunter started us a fire in our tent away from home and off we were in slumber.
We were meeting taylor at 6:00AM so up at 5:00AM...Hunter needs plenty of time to do his business, can't be rushed. My God it is freezing when we woke. A balmy 37F and no fire left. Hunter went to go get more firewood. Left the gate open and in came the horses. Hunter, my mountain man wanna be, can't get the fire going. So, I end up dressing under the covers but my clothes are so cold. No problem, we can do this...the toilet seat is freezing but Hunter warms that up for me.
When you go, do go out as early as you can to avoid the throng of tourist that all show up late morning. Here we go...
|Old Faithful getting ready|
|There she blows|
We watched Old Faithful at around 8:00AM. We were there with maybe eight other people. She blows roughly every hour and a half. There is a hot line you call to find out when she's going. We went back close to the sight for lunch and there were hundreds and hundreds of people there to watch.
|See, we were really there|
Below is the Lone Star Geyser. It erupts roughly every three hours. We timed it perfectly.
And just like that, it's over. Not nearly as impressive as Old Faithful but still neat.
We went back to our tent for a quick nap. Uh...it had gotten up to 90F this day and was absolutely sweltering in our little abode. No nap. A dip in the arctic river nearby...that'll cool you off.
Taylor picked us up for pizza dinner, Dairy Queen, and a game of spot the American tourist (they were few and far between). Then off into the park in hopes of seeing some wildlife.
This is all I got.