This was taken yesterday morning as the sun was coming up! The lighting is not very good but it should give you an idea of where I am.
The image below was taken the previous day. My goal was to get images of moose. A ranger suggested that I go to the boat dock on the other side of Jenny Lake. He suggested that I get there before the first boat arrives because it’s arrival often scares off the moose. The only way to get there would be to hike in 1.7 miles. Now Children, I know that you’re not suppose to hike alone. He convinced me that as long as I made a lot of noise, I’d be ok but to be sure to have my bear spray handy. I figured that if I sang loudly, that would be enough to scare away any bears in the area. (if you heard me sing out loud, you’d surely agree) He was right. I may post those images later. Along the way, I spied this osprey nest. After staying at it for about 2.5 hrs, I was rewarded with this image.
No, that’s not fire! It’s steam coming from the ground! It seems as though there are steam vents and geysers everywhere. It’s especially beautiful on a crisp cold morning. Of course for our safety, we have to stay on the paths and boardwalks but we can still get very close to them. It’s just simply amazing!
This second image is of Morning Glory Pool. Morning Glory Pool was named in the 1880’s for its likeness to the flower. The blue pool has turned somewhat green over the years because of vandalism. People have thrown tons of coins, rocks, and trash into it. The Park Service does vacuum it out from time to time. The yellow and orange colors come from active bacteria that thrive there. It’s very beautiful and well worth the walk to it.
In a few days, I hope to get some better and more up to date images so stay tuned.
(In a few weeks you’ll see some major changes to this site. I and it are still works in process!)