Monday, August 13, 2007

Yellowstone Part Two: Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Lower and Upper Falls

It was amazing to see how drastically the landscape of Yellostone changed within the 40 miles between Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Although I have never been to the real Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone was still fascinating and incredibly beautiful. As part our adventure, Luke and I took and 3/4 mile hike down to peer over the lower falls that runs through the Grand Canyon. It was amazing to stand right above the falls and watch tons of water gushing just over 300 feet into the canyon below. I even enjoyed the hike straight up after the view. Here are some of the pictures from our stop at the canyon and the things we saw on the way there.

As Luke and I were driving along we passed Roaring Mountain. The steam was just billowing right out of the hillside. We found it so interesting we stopped to take a few pictures.

We also saw several of these signs throughout the park. We both felt it was wise to follow the park's advice and stay off of the thermal areas!

We were told there was an Osprey's nest perched on the top of this rock.

This is a view looking down into the Canyon.

These are some pictures of the lower falls. The water falls just over 300 feet. The first picture was Luke's favorite the second was mine.

This is a picture from over the top of the falls looking back at the canyon.

This is the view looking down from the top of the falls.

This is the only view we had of the upper falls. I think it falls just over 100 feet.

1 comment:

Amy Alexander said...

Your last picture of the falls is incredible! It could be turned into a poster!