On the hunt for the elusive otter

Sad to say we didn’t find the otters.

Janet found an opening that most likely went to the center of the earth. Really crazy to think that molten lava is just two miles under your feet.

Note the no indecent exposure rule. Bet this was party land central in the 60’s and 70’s.

The water flowing into the river was HOT. I jerked my hand back from touching it. Where the hot mixed with the cold people were getting into the water.

The steam was freezing and making some cool looking ice sculptures.

Hard to see in the picture but this opening had a little whirlpool in it. We watched stuff disappear into it. This view also helps with how dangerous things can be. What looks like normal ground could be frozen water with a snow covering. Falling into thinning ice kills more bison than anything else in the park.

Run for your life!

While I am having to run away from buck elks Janet is out skiing.

He felt that I was in his spot, which I gave to him.

This is what Janet was seeing on her cross country ski trip at Tower Falls.

Headed to Cooke City – The door has the final say

The driver door has been getting harder and harder to open. With the cold and my yanking it finally gave up the ghost. I was left standing with the broken door handle in my hand.

So now to open the door, you unlock it and then go to the passenger side and reach over or you can hold the key in the unlock position and it will roll down all the windows at the same time allowing you to reach in the window and open the door. These are both nice options when it is snowing like crazy.

Saw some moose. Very cool as they are hard to find.

Cooke City is like another planet.

Saw a fox on the drive home.

Snow Lodge Day Three

We went out for a walk before heading back to Mammoth.

Nature will always find a way. Check out the green with the snow.

Do you see Santa in his hat?

My new place is the one on the right with the antenna.

Time to head out.


Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

Snow Lodge Day Two

This vintage ride was out front the Snow Lodge, very cool.

While I was working Janet went out for some cross country skiing.

I did get to see the Old Faithful Inn when no one was in it. They are going to show The Shining in it for the workers on the last day of the winter season.

Off to Winter Wonderland – Snow Lodge

Well it didn’t start off wonderful. The Bimmer wouldn’t start so had to get everything in the scooter car. With the snow, ice and cold the scooter was almost to its limit. All this slowed us down so we were cutting it close to make the snow coach. Not quite half way there the gas light came on. Since the scooter is new to me I wasn’t sure how long it would go with the light on, but we didn’t have time to stop and get gas. I was sweating bullets when I dropped Janet off to confirm our ride. On top of all of this work was pinging me about a trip in May that had to be sorted out just then. I was a wreck by the time I took my seat on the coach.

It really was like a completely different world. I will share the pictures as any words I would add would not do them justice.




Cross Country Ski Lesson

Janet and I went to church. It was a good message and everyone wanted to meet Janet. I did embarrass her a little bit when the pastor asked if we had any new people and I introduced her.  Janet was offered a spot on a mountain lion photo search on Monday.

We went home and got ready for our cross country ski lesson. It was a lot of fun. I was on the ground more than Janet. Andrew our instructor was really good at explaining things. I had a really hard time stopping, which is why I was on the ground more.