USA Trip 2018 – Days 21-22 – Grand Teton; Yellowstone National Park, Part 1

We left Jackson and drove to Jenny Lake inside Grand Teton National Park.

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We then took a ferry to the western side of the lake, and hiked towards the Hidden Falls.

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The road was green and the snow-covered tops of the mountains accompanied us along the way. We also saw lots of squirrels.

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We climbed up to get a nice view from the Inspiration Point before taking the ferry back.

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We then drove to West Yellowstone, while stopping at a few stops along the way, though we couldn’t see much due to the midst.

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On our way we were lucky enough to see a deer.

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On the next day, we drove into the national park and encountered Buffaloes.

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We then went to Fountain Paint Pot Trail. It’s an easy trail, 0.8 km (0.6 mile) long. From that trail we saw a few paint pots and geysers.

 

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It was so cool to see the small pools naturally boiling, and the smoke raising into the air.

We then went to see the Grand Prismatic Spring, probably the most iconic point of Yellowstone. It erupted so much smoke so it was quite hard to see, yet its colors were still impressive, as well as the beautiful pools surrounding it.

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From there we did another trail surrounding the Old Faithful Geyser, where we saw many different geysers, among them the beautiful Castle Geyser which basically erupts constantly all the time.

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For us, the highlight of the trail was getting to the Morning Glory Pool and its amazing colors.

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We then kept walking and got to the Old Faithful Geyser, and watched its impressive eruption.

We then went to West Thumb to see a few other colorful boiling pools.

 

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