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We arrived at the east entrance to Yellowstone Park late in the morning. Once again we had a nice chat with the ranger about the Green Bay Packers. He was getting off his ship soon and planned on watching the Packer game. It seems that there are a lot of park rangers that follow the Packers.

We drove over to Fishing Bridge and stopped for a few photos. There were storm clouds in the air with rain in the lower elevation and snow in the mountains.

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There were storm clouds in the sky as we drove along the Yellowstone River on our way to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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This was the first buffalo we spotted in Yellowstone National Park.

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When we arrived at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone we headed out to Artists Point. We were very surprised to find a large number of people at Artist Point. We thought there wouldn’t be many people in the park given the late season and the fact that many of the facilities were closed. I can’t imagine what the park would be like during the summer. When we were in Custer we met a person who had been working in the park and was in the process of unwinding from a very busy and stressful summer.

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There were enough people at Artists Point that we had to stand around and wait for a place to open up so I could take photos of the lower falls.

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We then drove over to the north rim and hiked a number of trails.Lower-Falls-Yellowstone-National-Park-14-9-_2550

 

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Leaving Canyon Village we headed over to Norris Geyser Basin. It had been spitting rain most of the day and continued to do so when we visited the geysers. Norris-Geyser-Basin-14-9-_2684

 

As we were leaving we noticed a ranger giving a talk on survival equipment used by firefighters. Here he was demonstrating the use of the personal fire shelter.

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After leaving Norris we headed to West Yellowstone where we were going to spend the night.

More photos from Yellowstone National Park can be found on my website.

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