Yellowstone Day 10 - September 4th

September 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I got up for sunrise in the Canyon and went to Grand View Overlook & Lookout Point.  The sunrise itself wasn’t very exciting, but the colors in the canyon were constantly shifting as the sun rose.  After breakfast we tagged along with a ranger and learned all about bear safety – good stuff to learn on day 10!  We toured the whole north & south rims and walked down to all the viewpoints in the canyon – Uncle Tom’s Trail, Brink of the Upper Falls, Brink of the Lower Falls, and the bottom of Lookout Point.  That was several miles of trails, and many, many steps down & up again.  The rainbow from the bottom of Uncle Tom’s Trail was well worth the stairs, but all the dented stairs from falling rocks was a little disconcerting. 

Before dinner I suggested we drive up to Dunraven Pass, just below Mt. Washburn.  From the Mt Washburn trail, we saw many cars stopping on the road and I thought we might see some wildlife.  A black bear was very cooperative, but most pictures were of its butt.   We did get a couple of recognizable bear pictures.  The sun was setting at the pass, but it wasn’t very interesting.  Coming back down we drove through a stand of burnt pines with the setting sun behind it and that was very interesting!

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