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Sep 14

Fountain Paint Pot: Yellowstone National Park

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Visiting Yellowstone National Park is an otherworldly experience.  Hiking the boardwalk trail at Fountain Paint Pot brings that notion to life.  The bubbling mud pots, the vivid oranges, browns, and blues of the hot springs, geysers shooting water in the air and the fumaroles make the Fountain Paint Pot a fun little hike. One of …

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Sep 13

Artist Point: Yellowstone National Park

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One of the grand sights of Yellowstone National Park can be seen at Artist Point.  The famous overlook that countless number of families have used for a family photo backdrop.  There is a good reason for that.  The marquee overlook of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone features the 308 foot Lower Falls as its …

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Sep 11

Old Faithful Visitor Center: Yellowstone National Park

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With so much national beauty to see in Yellowstone it is hard to go inside to see an attraction.  However, the Old Faithful Visitor Center and others like it in the park are worth it.  Especially if you are spending multiple days in the park.  The Old Faithful Visitor Center is a great place to …

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Sep 09

Firehole Canyon Drive: Yellowstone National Park

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Looking for a short scenic drive in Yellowstone with waterfalls?  Then Firehole Canyon Drive is the place to go.  A real hidden gem.  Just a 2-mile one-way drive located south of the Madison Junction is one of our favorite areas of Yellowstone National Park.  Our love for the Firehole Canyon Drive started during our first …

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Sep 05

Mud Volcano: Yellowstone National Park

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Ooooh that smell, can’t you smell that smell, Oooh that smell.  I don’t think the band Lynyrd Skynyrd had the Mud Volcano area of Yellowstone National Park in mind when they came up with those lyrics.  Though they could have.  It certainly fits the area.  The rotten egg smell that permeates from Mud Volcano is …

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Sep 04

Upper Falls: Yellowstone National Park

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Upper Falls is one of two major waterfalls on the Yellowstone River.  Not as tall or spectacular as Lower Falls.  However, that is like saying the first time you saw rainbow is not as awe inspiring as the next.  Still an incredible sight after any storm.  Just like Upper Falls will always be a beautiful …

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Aug 25

Brink of Lower Falls Trail: Yellowstone National Park

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Water is a powerful force.  There is no better place in Yellowstone National Park to see mother nature’s power in action than at the overlook on the Brink of Lower Falls Trail.  Feeling the energy.  Peering over the ledge see the raging river plunge hundreds of feet to the canyon below.  It is a pretty …

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Aug 24

Pelican Creek Nature Trail: Yellowstone National Park

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Pelican Creek Nature Trail is a great all-inclusive family hike.  Not too long for the little ones at just 1-mile roundtrip.  However, it will feel much longer than that because it has so much to see.  The Pelican Nature Trail passes through forest, a boardwalk over the wetland habitat of Pelican Creek and has wonderful …

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Aug 23

Undine Falls: Yellowstone National Park

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One of the more creatively named waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park is Undine Falls.  Pronounced un deen this waterfall was named for the wise female water spirits found in German mythology.  Legend has it that these lady nymphs lived around forest pools and waterfalls.  They lack a soul and in order to attain one they …

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Aug 22

Upper Geyser Basin: Yellowstone National Park

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“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES… Upper Geyser Basin! It’s a make-believe world, but it is very real world too.” I know, I know, taking lines from the circus, but words cannot really describe the magic that is Yellowstone National Park.  The Upper Geyser Basin is just a part of the unbelievable that awaits …

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