Mammoth, WY to Mammoth,
"Don't let them take your pickle." [Mike Weston to Connie Kleinjans]
Today was a rest day during which we spent over 8 hours sightseeing around Yellowstone. Most were in the Bike America Tours van (aka "The Chuck Wagon"), but Mark Bazerman and Brian Holsenbeck joined Connie (my girlfriend) and me in Connie's two-door rental car. Besides the geothermal sights captured in pictures below, we also saw elk, bison, and one grizzly bear, as well as a few snowflakes.
Afterwards we all went out for Pizza at the K-bar in Gardiner, joined by a couple of alums of last year's tour (Adam and Ken) and other family and friends.
Echinus Geyser (Norris geyser basin):
Red Spouter (Fountain Paint Pot area):
Old Faithful (two pictures):
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone:
Lower Falls (309 feet high):
[This day and the previous day's pictures and text uploaded thanks to the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.]