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Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park

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I’d first seen the Old Faithful Inn as a youngster about 40 years ago.  It’s hard to miss it if you come to the park to watch the Old Faithful Geyser erupt — it’s been described as the world’s largest log cabin.  I remember wandering into the cavernous 5 story (76 ft high) lobby and being fascinating by its unusual log construction.   This lobby alone is worth seeing when you’re done watching Old Faithful Geyser erupt (which happens about every 90 minutes).

When my wife and I were planning where to go for our 30th wedding anniversary, we both agreed to visiting Yellowstone NP and staying at the Old Faithful Inn.  That’s not as easy at it might sound.  Unless you’re …

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“Pic of the Week”, August 14, 2015: Bison, Old Faithful Inn

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My wife and I recently spent our 30th wedding anniversary at Yellowstone National Park.  We stayed at the historic Old Faithful Inn and loved exploring the amazing and extensive geothermal sites of the area.  One of the most appealing natural features of Yellowstone is its wildlife.  We saw elk, deer, and herds of bison roaming freely.

Most every day we found this lone bison grazing near our parked car, enjoying the fresh grass and clover.  He seems gentle, but was very aware of our presence.  Bison can be extremely dangerous and have injured and even killed many tourists.  Be cautious around them and give them plenty of room.  Let your telephoto lens get you close, as mine did.  They are magnificent …

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