Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Devils Tower & Yellowstone, WY........Part 1 of 3

From Rapid City, SD we decided to check out Devils Tower in the Black Hills in Wyoming.  It was a nice little side trip before heading to Yellowstone.
Our trip over the Longhorn Mountains heading toward Yellowstone was a tough trip.  We took route 16(which was suppose to be the safest route) with hairpin turns, no guardrails, signs telling us to keep testing our brakes and truck runoffs.  It was around 8 o'clock when we arrived at Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Resort, tired and anxious from the ride.  The campground elevation was 5,000 feet and we didn't feel quite right, it wasn't until later in the week when we realized the elevation was effecting us.
Yellowstone was everything we thought it would be with beautiful landscapes, lakes, rivers and allot of different wildlife.  Al got a good picture of a deer mule and buffalo.  We saw so many  canyons, falls, geysers and water bodies that we haven't seen anywhere else.  There are some many hot springs or geysers throughout the park but keep in mind they stink because they are made up of sulfur.   Still a must see, I'm breaking Yellowstone up into 3 sections because Al took so many great pictures, it hard to choose just a few!
With a heavy heart, I say goodbye to my little buddy Murph.  I will miss you & I love you!
Devils Tower in Wyoming
Yellowstone Valley Inn & RV Resort in
Cody, WY(elevation 5,000 feet)
Mule Deer(Al got within 50 feet for this pic)

Black Sand Basin w/boiling springs

Black Sand Basin w/rainbow colored sands

Kepler Cascades in the lower loop

Al took this picture of a hiker taking pictures of the falls.
He never looked up to see the Osprey(follow the tree above the
hiker to the left and zoom in).

I know another picture of a buffalo, but this one is awesome!


  1. Wow, what great writing and fantastic pictures! You guys are a great combo.

    I'm sorry to hear about Murph, I loved him as well and will miss the quirky little guy.

    A few of these photos are stunning! Dad you should have done this professionally, you have the eye for composition and also color composition.

    With lots of love from NY, WE MISS YOU!!!!!