The day in Yellowstone was again wonderful with the morning spent at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Canyon Falls. This view has been painted innumerable times and it warrants all the attention.
Another terrific ranger-led hike and presentation - with some new information for identifying trees.
· pines have needles in packages or clusters from 2-5 needles in a package
· spruce have single needles and are spiky when clutched as a bunch
· firs also have single needles but are friendly (soft) when clutched
So you cannot say this blog does not add to your general knowledge.
We also drove to the Grand Tetons but unfortunately their services have yet to kick in for the summer. Great vistas though.
So all in all a great birthday for Grandpa,
But the icing on the cake was to drive into Yellowstone through a herd of bison and their babies. They literally streamed around us, huge males, shaggy females, yearlings and babies.