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2021-03-01 4:49:23 PM  
Now make a wish and blow out your....NO NO NO JUST SIT AND CHILL! Sorry.
 
2021-03-01 6:29:15 PM  
With many dangerous thermal features!

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The pretty blue water is 190 degrees Fahrenheit and extremely acidic. Like dissolve all the skin off of your bones and then dissolve your bones acidic.

/ it was hot for a Yellowstone winter, 27 degrees Fahrenheit was the high and the snow was at least 36 inches deep that day.
 
2021-03-01 7:33:53 PM  

iheartscotch: With many dangerous thermal features!

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The pretty blue water is 190 degrees Fahrenheit and extremely acidic. Like dissolve all the skin off of your bones and then dissolve your bones acidic.

/ it was hot for a Yellowstone winter, 27 degrees Fahrenheit was the high and the snow was at least 36 inches deep that day.


So many good books, so little time.

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2021-03-01 7:36:26 PM  
One of my favorite places on Earth. I've been about half a dozen times on account of living in Montana for a year. Idiots causing traffic jams because they want to run out and get a selfie with a wild animal has been a thing for decades. Then there's me. Moose outside the door of cabin. Vamoose moose! Holy crap it's big. I think I'll stay inside. For a few days.

/ That was Red Lodge but close enough -- on the way to Yellowstone.
// Winter is the best time to go but it IS winter, the real kind, wild Donner-party-murdering winter.
 
2021-03-01 7:37:21 PM  
when i was around 3 we went to yellowstone and stayed at the old faithful inn. i remember being terrified we were gonna have to sleep on the ledges, and would roll off. many years later, i saw a pic online, and yep, that's what i remember

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2021-03-01 7:40:11 PM  
Jellystone has overachieving bears, though.
 
2021-03-01 7:40:51 PM  

iheartscotch: With many dangerous thermal features!

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The pretty blue water is 190 degrees Fahrenheit and extremely acidic. Like dissolve all the skin off of your bones and then dissolve your bones acidic.

/ it was hot for a Yellowstone winter, 27 degrees Fahrenheit was the high and the snow was at least 36 inches deep that day.


On one of my visits went there and took a sample from some of the nearby mudpots. Took it home and put it under my microscope. You bet there was life.

/ Why yes I was a friendless nerd.
 
2021-03-01 7:41:49 PM  
All of the stones there are gray.
 
2021-03-01 7:43:43 PM  
That's a vagina.
 
2021-03-01 7:46:11 PM  
My fav CSB Yellowstone is a time I had to go to the can. Needed to pee and was stoked to find the nearest rest stop in the park with a bathroom. Did my business and as I was about to get into the truck I heard a really loud crack that echoed in the canyon I was in ( North-Western corner of the park, Montana entrance ). I thought someone was shooting but that would be strange. It was then I heard another. I've got good hearing so I homed in on the general area. On top of the gorge cliffs there were two Bighorn Sheep males butting heads. I could just see them and sure enough bang crack boom. They went at it for about ten more minutes and then that was it one sauntered off. Best piss break ever.

/ I'd give my left nostril to live in Yellowstone.
 
2021-03-01 7:52:46 PM  

cyberspacedout: All of the stones there are gray.


Nope. It got the name because of large sulfur deposits. That tends to be a yellow stone. The place is a freaking volcano.

/ That one can walk in -- if you dare!
 
2021-03-01 7:53:32 PM  

Dr.Fey: iheartscotch: With many dangerous thermal features!

The pretty blue water is 190 degrees Fahrenheit and extremely acidic. Like dissolve all the skin off of your bones and then dissolve your bones acidic.

/ it was hot for a Yellowstone winter, 27 degrees Fahrenheit was the high and the snow was at least 36 inches deep that day.

So many good books, so little time.


From what I recall growing up in AZ, the Grand Canyon (and its nearby slot canyons) ranks third, after western Russia and eastern France, where Germans go to die.
 
2021-03-01 7:54:07 PM  
Hot Springs' birthday isn't until April 20
 
2021-03-01 7:55:26 PM  
Yellowstone is an absolutely amazing park. Nature's grandeur on display for all to see. I wish I could go back, but until the pandemic abates, no travel for me.
 
2021-03-01 7:58:47 PM  
Picked up a load of something over by Idaho Falls a couple years ago, decided to take the scenic route back east. On US 89 about 30 miles south of the Park there's a car on the shoulder, steaming, so I rolled up on the shoulder behind it. Lady standing in front of the car, hit a cow elk, broke her hips or back, either way she's crippled in the hindquarters. I used to carry a cap-and-ball pistol )not legally a firearm) so I climbed down with it, got a closer look at the elk (yep, crippled) and shot it behind the ear. Without thinking, I looked over at the lady and asked "Are you hurt?"

For just a second you could see her wondering what would happen if she said "Yes"...
 
2021-03-01 7:58:49 PM  
Worked there for 5 years at various lodgings. Especially miss it in the winter when barely anyone is there.
 
2021-03-01 8:06:28 PM  
What a fantastic piece of work Mother Nature.

Thank you.
 
2021-03-01 8:08:44 PM  
It's a great park. Last time I was there was eight years ago. It was insanely crowded compared to previous trips. Still worth a trip if you've never seen it before.
 
2021-03-01 8:11:48 PM  

CrazyCurt: My fav CSB Yellowstone is a time I had to go to the can. Needed to pee and was stoked to find the nearest rest stop in the park with a bathroom. Did my business and as I was about to get into the truck I heard a really loud crack that echoed in the canyon I was in ( North-Western corner of the park, Montana entrance ). I thought someone was shooting but that would be strange. It was then I heard another. I've got good hearing so I homed in on the general area. On top of the gorge cliffs there were two Bighorn Sheep males butting heads. I could just see them and sure enough bang crack boom. They went at it for about ten more minutes and then that was it one sauntered off. Best piss break ever.

/ I'd give my left nostril to live in Yellowstone.


It's a pretty impressive sound.
 
2021-03-01 8:14:10 PM  
Not everybody is a fan...


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2021-03-01 8:14:29 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: Yellowstone is an absolutely amazing park. Nature's grandeur on display for all to see. I wish I could go back, but until the pandemic abates, no travel for me.


After sitting home for a year, we're hitting a couple of National Parks this summer. Driving, not flying. And I expect to pass a lot fewer people on some backwoods park trail than I do in the grocery store. Someone's experience might be a lot different going to the rim of the Grand Canyon or hiking the Narrows at Zion. Those are too busy during the best of times.
 
2021-03-01 8:16:19 PM  
BTW, that's an artist rendering of an actual Yelp review...they're a bunch more online somewhere.
 
2021-03-01 8:19:05 PM  
Happy Birthday Nationals Park.....
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2021-03-01 8:47:56 PM  
I thought it was Trump's National Park. I am sorry I went there. sad
 
2021-03-01 8:49:54 PM  
Yellowstone Memorial Day
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2021-03-01 8:56:55 PM  
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a truly magical place. First is the Grand Teton range, looking westward from the Snake River.

Second is us on a lazy float down the Snake, right where Ansel Adams took his famous picture of the "S" bend. about 20-30 seconds later, as you float right, BAM, the Grand Teton rules your face. the Ansel Adams lookout is a a parking spot but you can't really hike down it (lawfully). but it hasn't changed much.

Always say how our last day there, sunset near West Yellowstone MT....I'm not religious, I'm a "show me" guy, and after a week in the park, I felt cleansed. I said to myself without knowing, "thank you, Creator, for letting me see this." And I startled - "did I just say that?"

Amazing, amazing place.
 
2021-03-01 9:01:01 PM  
We went in 2017.   It's really crowded, but amazing in every way.  Everyone should go.
 
2021-03-01 9:24:09 PM  
Subby it isn't just 'our' first national park it's the first nation park in the world.
 
2021-03-01 10:04:15 PM  

dryknife: Hot Springs' birthday isn't until April 20


Came here to say this.
 
2021-03-01 11:59:46 PM  
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2021-03-02 12:07:54 AM  

Dr.Fey: iheartscotch: With many dangerous thermal features!

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The pretty blue water is 190 degrees Fahrenheit and extremely acidic. Like dissolve all the skin off of your bones and then dissolve your bones acidic.

/ it was hot for a Yellowstone winter, 27 degrees Fahrenheit was the high and the snow was at least 36 inches deep that day.

So many good books, so little time.

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Not even fair.

Read Yellowstone LAST or the rest will bore you.
 
2021-03-02 12:11:27 AM  

Jeff5: Picked up a load of something over by Idaho Falls a couple years ago, decided to take the scenic route back east. On US 89 about 30 miles south of the Park there's a car on the shoulder, steaming, so I rolled up on the shoulder behind it. Lady standing in front of the car, hit a cow elk, broke her hips or back, either way she's crippled in the hindquarters. I used to carry a cap-and-ball pistol )not legally a firearm) so I climbed down with it, got a closer look at the elk (yep, crippled) and shot it behind the ear. Without thinking, I looked over at the lady and asked "Are you hurt?"

For just a second you could see her wondering what would happen if she said "Yes"...


God... A couple weeks ago at night, in town, I saw a good sized buck with either a broken upper leg or a dislocated/broken hip. Rear right leg was... Pointed another direction.
I called it in... but I wished I were out of the city and had a gun in that moment....
 
2021-03-02 12:12:08 AM  

crinz83: when i was around 3 we went to yellowstone and stayed at the old faithful inn. i remember being terrified we were gonna have to sleep on the ledges, and would roll off. many years later, i saw a pic online, and yep, that's what i remember

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Oh my yes. We just visited but that's it.
 
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