I wasn't the only person lugging a camera and tripod up to the view of the lower falls in "The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone." A row of photographers were already there quietly watching the sunlight melt down the canyon's yellow rock. I did have the oldest crappiest equipment though. I felt like a kid from the Mighty Ducks with a worn-out jersey and hockey stick held together with duct tape, just trying to compete against the spoiled rich kids with their expensive new gear. Like those mightiest of ducks, what I lack in equipment, I’ll make up for with heart and sheer will… or something like that.
I'm satisfied with how the rainbow picture turned out. I think it was worth hanging around one more night and waking up groggy and cold in my car.
So, I found that Yellowstone actually does have some backcountry trails, but the park is too crowded for my taste. I’m moving on, north to Glacier National Park.
I still have a lot more Yellowstone photos that I will upload soon, but I worry I've been spending too much time in this fast food joint. I stopped in Bozeman, Montana to backup my photos to DVDs to send home. As a homeless wanderer, fast food restaurants with free wi-fi have become my office. I'm not the only one. After spending a few hours in a place I notice there are others. For those of you who only spend a normal 30 minutes in a fast food chain, you can spot us easily. Around lunchtime we are the ones that still have breakfast food wrappers and empty coffee cups on our tables.
|Picture from 2004|
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