25 September 2015

Stardate 2015.734

Mount Moran shrouded in clouds, Grand Teton National Park

Wet And Woolly – Day Three

Day Three slid into Yellowstone in the rain. A wet day; it was a good travel day back to the Tetons. Our route took us through the park villages of Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris, Madison, Old Faithful and Grant Village. We spent another night in the Signal Mountain area. Close animal viewing had been a bust. The only animal I can think of whom might enjoy the deluge would be a moose. On the other hand, I'm sure there were some very happy land agency firefighters.

I actually enjoy rain days while traveling. You get to see and feel an entirely different persona of the landscape.

In places the understory was radiant in full-on autumn gold. The wet seemed to intensify the coloration.

We visited some geysers and hot springs along the way. The following pics are from the Norris Geyser Basin where we spent a soggy minute or two at the Artist Paint Pots.

We also visited one of the hottest springs in Yellowstone. Beryl Spring boasts 196 dancing Fahrenheits at any given time.

I tried to get a video of Old Faithful when it erupted but had a malfunction right at spew time. Oh well. As we left Yellowstone and entered Grand Teton National Park, the weather opened up a bit. Grand Teton was busy trying to shed its snow-laden shroud.

The mountain gods were busy with Mount Moran, as well.

Don't you want to see what's up Leigh Canyon? I do! Perhaps next year we will return for some hiking, climbing and running from bears.

Keep tuned for Day Four...



  1. Boy, those are some super moody but gorgeous shots! Makes me want to go back... Tomorrow!

  2. Wow, what great colours in the Artist Paint Pots area.

    Rainy/cloudy days can make for better photos, I often think. These are gorgeous.


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