God’s Green Earth

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.   -- Psalms 96: 11-12 My visit to Mount Washburn at Yellowstone National Park was an experience in the … Continue reading God’s Green Earth

Kepler Cascade : Yellowstone National Park : Day 3

Kepler Cascades, Day 3, July 17, 2015 According to Yellowstone.net, Kepler Cascades is located about two miles south of Old Faithful Village.  The cascades are viewable from a roadside pullout. This three-tiered cascade drops over 50 feet as the Firehole River flows North. The Kepler Cascades were actually named in 1881 for the 12 year … Continue reading Kepler Cascade : Yellowstone National Park : Day 3

Lower Geyser Basin : Yellowstone National Park : Day 3

Thursday, July 17, 2015 The Lower Geyser Basin is other-worldly. Filled with thermal features, there are Vast spaces of gurgling grounds. Bridges and walkways are everywhere to keep pedestrians from stepping on the hot, soft, steamy, fragile soils. Signs, kiosks and posters plummet the landscape explain what you are seeing. It was a stark cold … Continue reading Lower Geyser Basin : Yellowstone National Park : Day 3

Yellowstone : Old Faithful Geyser : Day 3

https://youtu.be/AIRPfMY5kRI Thursday, July 17, 2015 I cannot express the excitement I felt viewing Old Faithful. Mid-morning, we scurried out of the van and paraded to the Visitor Center at Old Faithful Village. It was swarming. We elbowed other guests the get the last of brochures and flyers....there was a run on information. For me, the … Continue reading Yellowstone : Old Faithful Geyser : Day 3

Boiling Mud? Yellowstone: Day 2

https://youtu.be/Nx_ip1RFF6g   Thursday July 16, 2015 Imagine a massive pot of boiling sand colored mud. Loud. Gurgling. Giant Bubbles. Such is the area of Yellowstone National Park called the Mud Volcano Area. The video here focuses on the Dragon’s Mouth; the name is truly befitting. Read more about the Mud Volcano area here at HIKESPEAK.COM. Join … Continue reading Boiling Mud? Yellowstone: Day 2

Yellowstone : Mount Washburn : Day 2

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Unspeakable Beauty I cannot adequately relay the beauty of Mount Washburn. This is a feeble attempt. This Mount Washburn (video), and photographs do not do justice to God’s majesty. Early Thursday we arose, layered up and headed for Mount Washburn. It was a 3 mile one-way hike up to an elevation of … Continue reading Yellowstone : Mount Washburn : Day 2

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park: Day 2

Thursday, July 16, 2015     5:36 p.m. Mountain Time This was one of the more crowded areas. Elbow to Elbow. It was scenic. It was breathtaking. It was so intense that I did not want to get too close to the edge. The water roared. The colors were striking. I am so happy for … Continue reading Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park: Day 2

Camping at Yellowstone

July 15-18th, 2015 We made camp at one of Yellowstone's many campgrounds. Unfortunately, at Bridge Bay Campground, where we were and during the time we were there, there was no hot water. The bathrooms were clean and there was an outdoor basin for cleaning dishes but it was cold water all the time. The temperature … Continue reading Camping at Yellowstone

Yellowstone: Lone Star Trail : Day 3

July 17, 2015, 5:17 p.m., Mountain Time Steps away from the Kepler Cascades overlook is the trail to Lone Star Geyser. My tent-mate Mary Beth and I were up for an easy, flat hike and we went for it. The Lone Star Trail is as peaceful as it is scenic. It is totally wooded, quiet … Continue reading Yellowstone: Lone Star Trail : Day 3