We made up for lost time in the last several weeks, though and have done a great deal since. I will break this up over several blog posts. You can click on the photos to view them larger.
This was a whole family trip. Nick and Cynthia and their kids, Ashley, Chimene and I and the boys. It was the Fourth of July and we decided to spend it in Yellowstone instead of going to Idaho Falls to brave the crowd of 100,000 people or so gathered to watch Frank VanDerSloot blow a million dollars. After the parade, we headed North to Yellowstone and met up with our good friends, the Airths at Sheepeater Cliffs for a picnic.
Sheepeater Cliffs is my very favorite place to picnic in Yellowstone. Its an exposed cliff of columnar jointed basalt next to the Gardiner River. After the picnic, we climbed the cliff.
|Climbing Sheepeater Cliffs|
|Cascades on the Gardiner River|
|Kids, grandkids and friend on the trail|
|One of the better views of Mammoth Hot Springs|
We made it home before dark and had our obligatory fireworks display with our friends. All in all, a great day.