We left our hotel in Driggs ID this morning and headed back up and over the Teton Scenic Byway, heading back to Grand Teton National Park to finish off some sightseeing before heading further North to Yellowstone National Park.
I got pulled over for speeding, apparently I sped through a small town, but I didn't realize I was speeding, I was just keeping pace with the guy in front of me. Anyways, the officer was very nice, checked my drivers licence and insurance, then gave me a warning and sent us on our way. Funny that he never asked to see the ownership.
Shortly after entering GTNP we came upon several cars parked along the side of the roadway. Usually this indicates that someone has spotted something and then everyone pulls over and gets out to take photos. This time we saw a Grizzly Bear, the photo we managed to take only shows his back end, but we watched him for several minutes before losing sight of him deep in the forest This is the one photo that we got of his rear end.
It is funny that when we were on Antelope Road, we saw Bison and now that we are on Moose Road, we spot a bear. We have seen a lot of wildlife, but not a Moose.. still searching for a Moose.
At the Snake River Overlook, I took this panoramic photo of the Grand Teton Mountains.
This is the Oxbow Bend Turnout.
We left GTNP and headed North on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway towards Yellowstone National Park.
Now we are entering Yellowstone National Park.
We visited Yellowstone last summer for 2 days. This time we will visit areas of the park that we did not see last summer. If you would like to read my blog posts from last summer, here are the links. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 and Thursday August 13, 2009
Shortly after showing our park pass at the South Entrance Gate, we were soon stopped on the road, but this time it was not for wildlife viewing… it was for… Road Construction… I don't think there has been a day yet without road repairs. This time the wait was about 20 minutes till we were flagged through and on our way.
We stopped at the West Thumb Geyser Basin. I took many photos, but I will just show a few of them here in the blog. To see all of my photos from today, please visit my FLICKR site.
West Thumb Geyser Basin.
Blue Funnel Spring
The Thumb Paint Pots.
We left the West Thumb Geyser Basin and next drove to the Black Sand Basin.
Here we saw….
Iron Spring Creek.
and Sunset Lake.
After spending the afternoon in the park, we headed out the West Entrance and drove to our hotel in West Yellowstone Montana. We will be back tomorrow to see another part of the park. There is so much to see and do in this park that I think next time we will visit for a week instead of 2 days.