One of the things that I enjoy so much about riding a motorcycle is that it puts you right in the middle of your surroundings. Today we spent most of the day riding through Yellowstone National Park. I would encourage everyone to put a visit to this park on their bucket list. I will let the pictures below tell the story.
The day started off looking like we might have a rainy day. We had a couple of false starts and ended up with beautiful blue skies most of the day.
First stop was some of the smaller geysers and boiling mud pots. Having grown up in Northern California and oft e visiting Mt. Lassen, an active volcano, this area brought back many memories.
Here is a panoramic view of the area.
Nothing like a giant pot of boiling mud that looks like boiling paint.
This water is so clear that you can easily see the boiling steam over 25 feet down. However, this water hole is both boiling water and has a high acid content...deadly.
Of course, no trip is complete without a viewing of Old Faithful. We were able to view it within a few minutes of our arrival.
We were able to see moose,
bison...up close and personal,
a grizzly bear eating a bison carcass, and deer. Unfortunately, these latter ones were not able to be photographed.
It was an awesome day and a short distance day, although we were on the bike most of the day.
Yesterday and today's route.