Yellowstone – south

After my delightful visit to Montana found the Tower – Roosevelt route was closed due to falling rock. Returned by way of the previous route crossing over at Norris to Canyon Village. Here the iconic, breath-taking views of Yellowstone and more geothermic activity was seen.

Norris Geyser Basin – Norris was the second superintendent of Yellowstone. He was instrumental in park road construction as well as documenting hydrothermal geyser features. The Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most acidic area of the Park.

From Norris on to the iconic Yellowstone Views – be prepared for a bit of a hike, but well worth it.

More animal activity driving to Mud Volcano, here families of bison were grazing in a field at dusk.

Mud Volcano Area – this area reeks of sulphur smells, and scary activity. In 1870, explorers watched as Mud Volcano spewed mud throughout the landscape blowing itself apart.

Other active creatures in this area with their amazing colors. How vegetation can survive in the midst of these temperatures is beyond comprehension.

Dragon’s Mouth – the scary one

Time to return to the campground..

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