Cooke City, Gibbon Falls, Golden Gate, Huckleberry Ridge, Krakatoa, Mammoth Hot Springs, Mule deer, tuff, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park
USA 2018 (11), What a beautiful ride! Little commentary necessary for this magic afternoon. I’m still in the seat next to the driver.(And since publishing the last post, I have discovered how to eliminate the blue effect of the smoky windscreen glass, although it does leave a slight distortion of colour towards brown.) Our first stop was at Gibbon Falls.
Our road continued. The amateur geologist in me was fascinated by the yellow stone (er… Yellowstone?) through which we were driving.
(My battery ran out!)
I have since discovered that the yellow stone is a thick layer of tuff thrown out 2.1 million years ago from one of the huge (Krakatoa was hundreds of times smaller) volcanic explosions, and it’s called Huckleberry Ridge Tuff.
What’s this? Mule deer!
It was about his time that we learned that Drew and Jeremy had been keeping something from us that had been worrying them for two whole days. We were (relatively) fast approaching a spot called Mammoth Hot Springs. The road onward to Cooke City, where we were to spend the next two nights, had been blocked for two days…