One thing that is always noticeable at Yellowstone is how very popular this park is to people outside of the United States. If you listen to the conversations around you, you hear French, German, English in U.K. and Australian accents, Spanish, Dutch, you name it and you can hear it. This park is very popular.
This is a beautiful trail that we took – but so steep, switchbacks, and steps at the last part of it.
The beginning of this trail, not so bad I thought:
A couple minutes later looking down over the edges:
Unusual dead tree roots – a rock was caught in the middle and stayed there:
More steps – by this point I was beginning to wonder how I would walk back up
Oh no – I’m in trouble now! I have to go back up this.
What we hiked down this trail to see – another view of the same waterfall
Looking back up – contemplating getting started.
On the way back up – Mike taking a “talking” break discussing the trail with a gentleman from India – if that man could do this trail surely I could – he looked to be about 70 or more – he was taking more rest stops than I was though.
All those dark skies finally turned into a rain storm – including pea size hail – this is after we got back to our campground – hail outside of our door.
I skipped one trail today that Mike wanted to go on. I told him to go for it but to drop me off at the nearest visitor center/shopping area. The trail he went on is called “Uncle Tom” and it is by the rim overlooking the waterfall as well – only problem with that one is you know in advance that you will be descending over 300 steps which means climbing them to get back to the car - I knew if I wanted to do any of these other trails and still be walking tomorrow I would need to skip it!! I wandered through the visitor center at Canyon Village and numerous shops. Watched a video at the visitor center and mildly passed close to 2 hours time away in comfort while Mike trudged up 300 steps back to the car :) I was satisfied with my time
As far as sewing goes I have been working on my final appliqué block that I brought with me for the red/green appliqué quilt, it has quite a few pieces in it and I doubt I will finish it while at this park as I only work on it for an hour or less in the evening.
(this and the previous 2 post were about our day on the 7th – Saturday)