Friday, August 31, 2007

On the Road Again

This time tomorrow I will be sitting on an airplane waiting to take off on vacation. We're off to Wyoming to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. This is about the 5th time we've been there. I just never get tired of that area and there is always something new to see. We've got some hikes planned that will be new to us and will provide all sorts of opportunities for taking pictures. I think that the majority of our luggage is electronic: cameras (many) and a laptop computer. Clothes, the bare minimum. I always pack too many clothes so I'm trying to be very efficient. It's odd to be packing for freezing weather when it's been so hot here, but the lows at Yellowstone have been in the 20's. Yet by the middle of the day, it's t-shirts and shorts. So the word is Layers.

These are pictures I took last year. Old Faithful erupting at dawn.

And a view of the Tetons.

Here is a link to the webcam that looks out onto Old Faithful. I have checked this webcam nearly every day this past year. In the dead of winter when the roads are closed and there are no tourists, it's sort of cool to be able to see what's happening, or not happening. Sometimes bison or moose cross the geyser field.

There's no Internet access in the National Parks so I will be out of touch until I return home with lots of great pictures and interesting stories of wildlife encounters. Just not too close.


Anonymous said...

I agree that this area is beautiful. I was there about 20 years ago but didn't get to do any hiking. Maybe its time to go back. Have fun.

Gerrie said...

I am so jealous. I love Yellowstone.

Jill Smith said...

Hi, couldn't believe about the weather lows at 20, if we got that we would have said we had a summer inbthe UK instead of four months rain, give me 2o% any day.

Jill Smith said...

excuse me but what are all the messages above your's,