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So, I made it to Yellowstone last night after a FULL day of driving. Beartooth pass on the northeast exit of yellowstone is AMAZING. 11000 feet in elevation. I put on a jacket up there and was standing next to some snow. Soo amazing. All the campsites in yellowstone were full… so I went through and popped out in Gardier, MT and found a national forest service campsite about 15 miles outside the town. Woke up this morning and headed into the park. Got in about 8am and hit up the visitor center and backcountry office. I talked to the ranger/watched a video/got a backcountry permit for a site on Shostone lake for saturday night. This will mean a big hike for saturday, and a decent one for sunday as well… I might actually just do the shorter hike both days, but that’ll still be 8 miles… depends on how i feel. I’ll be singing to myself as I am told to do, this avoids suprise encounters with wildlife, and I’m going to get some bear spray as well, just in case.

I’m slightly terrified, but at the same time, it’ll be memorable and people do it all the time. Not a huge deal.

Went over to the Mammoth Hot springs this morning, and they were neat, minus the whole sulphur smell.

Anyways, here is rushmore from 2? days ago

I have tons of pictures but nothing to charge my laptop with except my car, and spotty internet. So… I’ll upload them when I can 🙂

Sunday night I”ll head off to the KOA above Yellowstone, do laundry, shower and stuff and then off to Glacier on Monday.

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  1. BU

    My parents are actually doing a retirement road trip at the moment — tonight they’re in Billings, Montana! Say hi if you see them.

    Aug 07, 2008 @ 6:24 pm


  2. Sam

    That’s great! If I see them, I’ll definitely say hi 🙂

    Aug 09, 2008 @ 8:27 pm