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(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 cell phone)
My last trip into the park was to see the Excelsior Geyser crater and the Grand Prismatic Spring. It would be my last trip into the park. I saw the parts of the park I came here to see and now it was time to move on down the road. I was not able to see Yellowstone Lake or Mammoth Hot Springs so those can remain on the list of things to see in the future.
Yellowstone is one of the most visited National Parks. I am glad I came but I'm undecided as to how high I would rank it in comparison to some of the other things I've seen in my travels. It definitely is worth the trip though. I actually found the rivers that run through the park to be more enjoyable and peaceful than some of the major attractions. However, the fishermen took up a lot of the parking in the turnouts. There should be a time limit for parking in those things because some of the fishermen seemed to be there for hours and hours. I was never blocked from parking where and when I wanted, but I would imagine that is a different story during the busy summer.
|Both the Excelsior and Grand
Prismatic Spring is across the bridge
|The Excelsior Geyser Crater
|The Grand Prismatic Spring was a brilliant blue
|The water away from the spring was so calm they reflected the clouds on their surface.
|This is the little stream leading away
from the spring. Many different colors.
|The spring dumps about 500 gallons
per minute into the adjacent river.
|Looking downstream. Nice looking
|They have benches scattered along
|I liked this picture of the general area. The boardwalk circles the place and is close to a mile around.
|I chose this place to enjoy my lunch. It was a PB&J sandwich with a smiley face in the peanut butter. Olivia Grace, if your reading this in the distant future, that reference is about your mother.
|One of the rivers
|This part of the Madison River was
one of my favorite spots. It seemed
to never have anyone there, which
was fine with me. This is looking
|I couldn't remember the last time I posted
a selfie, so I decided to take one in my favorite
place alongside the river.