Yellowstone, September 14, 2012

After a night of very poor sleep, having spent it in the car where it was parked at White Dome Geyser, even though my tent was pitched at Norris Campground, because I was too tired to drive back to camp, I got in motion again before sunrise.

I figured, since I was in the […]

Yellowstone September 13, 2012 – Geyser Day

On this morning, I awoke in a cloud of smoke at the Norris Campground, but once I drove out of the smoke cloud I found myself in a brilliant bluebird day morning, without a cloud in the sky. I drove slowly through the Hayden Valley looking for wildlife. There was a crowd at the […]

Yellowstone September 12, 2012

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the day. I pulled up my tent stakes at Lewis Lake Campground before sunrise and made the short drive to the West Thumb Geyser Basin, fingers crossed that the harem that had been there on the evening of the 10th would making a sunrise show. […]

Grand Teton National Park (and a bit of Yellowstone), Sept 11, 2012

I visit Yellowstone National Park 10-12 times per year, sometimes just for a weekend, sometimes for longer visits. However, I only rarely travel south to visit Grand Teton National Park. I had resolved to spend a bit of time in the Tetons on this trip. As mentioned in my previous post, I spent the […]

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park September 8-10, 2012

I enjoyed 9 days in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, September 8-16, 2012. The first two days were uneventful, but pretty, with mature grass and willows changing into their red autumn garb, like here along Winter Creek as it meanders through Willow Park..

On day three, the action picked up. The morning […]