Yellowstone: Day 1 -

Yellowstone: Day 1

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We are having such a busy and fun summer that the photos and witty text are starting to pile up. So, let’s get right to it.

Last week I spent four days in Yellowstone with my friend Heather. Last fall we took a few days to look for wolves and decided then to make reservations for a summer hiking trip.

I spent most of Friday in Gardiner with my mom. We had lunch, I got a haircut, she accompanied me to the Yellowstone archives, we waited for a locksmith to get the keys out of the trunk of the car I borrowed from Mogie and we had ice cream.

Welcome to Yellowstone.

Heather drove up from Jackson and we met at the Roosevelt Lodge where we shared a “Rough Rider” cabin. I kid you not. It’s a small room with two queen-sized beds, a wood stove and a small desk. The bathrooms are down the dirt road.

We were both a little antsy and immediately set out to walk to Lost Creek Falls. It was way shorter than we thought, so we came back and walked up to Lost Lake.

Lost Lake.

Heather sends a text to work to let them know she’d be coming in late. She forgot she booked the cabin for three nights instead of two…

Pond lily

I contemplate life by the lake.

We had dinner in the lodge and prepped our backpacks for the next day’s hike: 10.5 miles from the Mount Washburn parking are to Canyon.

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