We are back from a weeklong hiking vacation to Yellowstone to celebrate Doc’s 15th anniversary (and congratulatory sabbatical month) with REI. We took a guided REI Adventures trip and got a thorough view of the park, ate at all the different lodges, saw lots of wildlife (not shown: moose, marmot, elk, pronghorn, and fresh bear scat!), and hiked at least 5 miles a day. Hang on, there are lots of pictures:
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring
Forest at the base of Avalanche Peak
Sagebrush highlands on the way to Trout Lake
Yellowstone Lake from Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake from Signal Mountain Lodge and a new word (?)
Bison doing their thing. The rut was already on and it felt like fall up there.
Wolf sighting! We saw three from maybe 50 yards away! Definitely the highlight of the trip.