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Day 4 – From Yellowstone to Great Falls, MO

October 6, 2008

Yellowstone National Park smells bad. It’s the sulfur you see. Not the entire park mind you, but definitely anywhere near a geyser, and sometimes when you least expect it, you get ambushed by a strong whiff of something that God never intended for human nostrils.

I had planned on going on a day long hike today, but a late start coupled with a desire to get back on the road while it’s still light out (I’ve found I dislike driving at night on winding mountain roads) nixed that idea. Instead, I just pointed my car in the direction of the North Entrance (my intended exit from Yellowstone), resolving to stop anywhere that looked interesting, but to generally be making my way out.

I first pulled off at the Norris Geyser Basin, a large basin of geysers with boardwalked trails leading you around. I would have been disappointed to leave Yellowstone without seeing a single geyser, so it’s a good thing this area was conveniently located between my car and the exit.

Photos of sulphury goodness:

Wide angle of the Porcelain Basin

Wide angle of the Porcelain Basin

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Day 3 – From Gillete, WY to Yellowstone National Park

October 6, 2008

So the bulk of today was taken up by the approach to Yellowstone. On the map, it’s not all that far from Gillete to the park, but the map doesn’t tell you that most the road in question is winding, specked with speed limits in he 30’s, and full of distractions.

Some photos of said distractions:

Dayton, WY.  A bit different from Dayton, OH

Dayton, WY. A bit different from Dayton, OH

(Much more, including photos from Yellowstone, after the jump)

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