LAST DAY AT YELLOWSTONE
Trip Start Jul 12, 2009
255Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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And like the other two we were up early for a drive to the northern park to the park. We had been told by Scott about the Boiling River where the hot springs pour into the Yellowstone River and where we can swim. It was a short walk from the car park and not widely publicised. We all stripped off and got in. The current was strong but it was gorgeous. Depending on where you sat determined the temperature. The river was freezing and the spring boiling.
We visited the Mammoth Hot Springs and hot springs that formed amazing travertine terraces. Finishing with the mud pots we felt that we had successfully covered the four "countries" of Yellowstone and their geological features.
Whilst at Yellowstone we saw, Squirrel, chipmunks, mule deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Moose, Bison, Geese, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Ravens… but no bears.