Day 10 - Yellowstone

Trip Start Jul 03, 2012
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Trip End Aug 21, 2012


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Thursday, July 12, 2012

This morning we drove down to Tower Falls (a waterfall that
is over 100ft high), on the way there we saw a mother bear with two cubs. They
were down the hill from the road. We then went to the waterfall and saw some
lovely landscape scenery. On our way back from the falls, we saw the same
mother bear and her cubs, but they weren't hiding in the trees this time – they
were in a clearing down a steep hill from the road.

If that’s not enough wildlife for one day, on the Lamar Valley
Wildlife tour we saw: a Wolf, Pronghorn, Bison, Osprey and a different mother
bear with one cub, and then a separate male black bear (that’s a total of 6
bears in one day! – not bad). So altogether a successful day in the way of
wildlife.

We also saw some amazing scenery – Tower Falls, Lamar Valley
and Canyons, Forests and Meadows.

There is a lot of damage due to forest fires in yellowstone and these trees
burnt by fires decompose by 1% per year, so they would take 100 years to
completely decompose back into the soil. That means the trees damaged in the
fire of sometime in the 80’s will be here for at least another 70-80 years.
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Emily Moorhouse on

I am so jealous of your bear sightings - we set out to the valleys at about 5am, but still only saw a bear about 2 miles away and through someone's very powerful telescope!

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