Trip report #13 – Yellowstone – Old Faithful and Firehole Lake

While I enjoy the solitude of our hiking days, I also appreciate the chance to visit Yellowstone’s primary attractions. And during this time of year, even the busiest areas – like Old Faithful Inn – seem pretty much ours as it’s evident the park traffic is thinning.

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Trip report #12 – Yellowstone – Geysers and bison and bear, oh my!

Now that we were settled into West Yellowstone, we wanted to spend our first day back in the park hiking near the Geyser Basin north of Old Faithful. I had read about a trail beginning at the Midway Geyser Basin that promised spectacular views of geysers, hot springs and a waterfall. Rated “moderate” and described as a nice five-mile round trip loop, it sounded perfect.

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Elk [poop] everywhere

As my editor has pointed out on several occasions, I’ve been remiss in not meeting my writing assignments – and she’s right. The beer critique really wasn’t very inspiring (I’d rather drink it than write about it), and let’s face it, writing is hard, requires time, commitment and most of all inspiration.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m thoroughly enjoying our odyssey and am totally inspired to do lots of things (primarily fly fishing). However, literary inspiration can strike at anytime, and when it does one must put pen to paper. And so I thought I would talk about elk and more specifically, elk poop.

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An angel among us

So, we all turn another calendar page, and October, my favorite month, is upon us. October conjures up all sorts of fun and meaningful images and activities. Of course, there is Halloween, and Scott and I are toying with the idea of being back to Arizona in time for our annual trip to Bisbee. Seriously, you haven’t properly experienced Halloween until you’ve frolicked in the streets with the Bisbee locals, all clad in original costumes. If we go, it will be our 10th or 11th time, I think. I’ll need to check my photos to be sure, and I’ll share more about Halloween in Bisbee later on.

Meanwhile, my thoughts have turned today to another October happening, that of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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A Bubba update

We are on the move today, driving through Yellowstone Park from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont. where we’ve spent the past two weeks, to West Yellowstone at the West Entrance.

Moving days are pretty hectic so I don’t have much time to write, but I did want to respond to the many kind inquiries about Bubba.

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