Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hiking With Hubby in Yellowstone Park

See this look of horror?  Hubby is preparing for a hike.  In his words, "If you can't drive there, it isn't worth seeing."

But since he is in Yellowstone Park, he decided that maybe he should get off the road and venture down a trail.

I took him to the Lone Star Geyser which is about a 45 minute walk down a paved road.  For hubby, this is the equivalent of basic training.

Note to self....do not drink a cup of coffee before going on a hike.  Walking next to running water causes one to have the urge to, well, you know.  I got to practice more of my roughing it in the woods techniques.

Here's the path.

Common phrases for the non hiker are...
"How much farther?"
"Are we there yet?"
I heard them a lot on the hike.

This is my artistic shot of moss on the tree.

Here's hubby climbing over a tree on the path.

Remember, there is very little dirt here.  The trees just fall over.

They may be more dangerous than the bears.
We reached our goal.  The Lone Star Geyser.

It sits all by itself in the middle of nowhere.

It goes off every three hours or whenever it gets the urge.

Hubby was determined to wait it out.

No way he was wasting a 45 mile walk that didn't end up at a bar with a big screen t.v.


 And then it happened.  Lone Star gave us a show.


 It erupted for at least half an hour.



Here's another view of our little beauty.

It was well worth the wait.  There was only one other couple there, so for the most part, we had the show to ourselves.

You can have Old Faithful.

We had the Lone Star Geyser.

Much to hubby's dismay, the return trip was another 45 minutes, but he was glad he made it there.  His circulation thanked him also.

There's not much time left in Yellowstone and believe it or not, I'm growing misty over the prospect of leaving.  Not sure I can get hubby out for another walk before we leave.

Check in tomorrow for more tales from Yellowstone Park.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Hi everybody and thanks for the happy birthday wishes. I've been here with Judy in Yellowstone for seven days now and I'm taking her home tomorrow (The Great Escape). I want to tell you that I have met some great people here and have heard scores of stories about the work they do and why they are working for minimum wage. We have schoolteachers, civil servants, policemen, veterans, college kids, factory workers, business people and the occasional social worker, not to mention the un and under-employed folks. Some return season after season and work their way up into more responsible positions. Some are escaping serious issues at home or with family members. Some are living off the grid (hiding out). Most are hard workers who truly appreciate the beauty of this place. A server put on a ped-o-meter at the Inn and logged 23 miles in an 8 hour shift! Can you imagine? It's like college dorm life here if you remember those days. Spare time and days off are occupied with hiking and sight seeing, with an occasional case of beer thrown in. People watching here (the tourists) is every bit as good as Vegas. More tomorrow on what to expect when you visit.

sherry said...

Those photos of the geyer - wow!

skog2009 said...

Seems like you guys had a great time Great photos of Yellowstone.

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