Sea Kayak on Lake Yellowstone

The drive down to Grant.
Well it did stop snowing before we got on the water. Yellowstone Lake remains cold year-round, with an average water temperature of 41°F (5°C). Because of the extremely cold water, swimming is not recommended. Survival time is estimated to be only 20 to 30 minutes in water at this temperature.

Snow, Snow, Snow – In June?

Well this broke the date from last year. In 2018 the last day I saw it snow was June 1st. Well it snowed today (June 8th). Will be 25 tonight and maybe more snow. Many roads were closed in the park due to multiple inches in the higher elevations.

This is from the house in Gardiner.

We had the little round snow balls that make you think you are living inside a snow globe.

This is from the Old Faithful webcam.

Cold and Warm

Well still snow and snowing. Lake still frozen.

These guys snuggle to stay warm.

Oh, and a bear a few days before the snow storm just off the side of the road.

And the snow keeps coming

Can’t even see the mountains in the background.

Had to cut a path for us to walk to the lunchroom.

This is the view out of my office to the left. Snow drift up the branches on the tree.

This is the view to the right.

If this thing gets up and starts walking… I am out of here!





Real snow today

What is all the white stuff outside and why is it cold? Why is the human going out in this?

Not much snow at the house.

More where I was hiking at rescue trail.

I never knew there was a lake over there. I also found a sign, but couldn’t read it because it was only on one side. When I made it to the side it said to not go past the sign. I was walking where I wasn’t supposed to be.

Scared a few big horn sheep.

Found a few tracks.

Few elk hanging around work.

Few more waiting on me when I got home.

This was also the day where the battery in the BMW could take no more and died. The jump box I had worked for one jump and I had to get another from a coworker. Got the car home and will have to get another battery. Another car part adventure awaits. I have never changed a battery myself and this one in in the back to add to the fun.

Heading out to the Bear Tooth Highway

Starting things off right with a Bison jam. One baby in the road.

Do you see the big nest near the center of the picture? It was an Osprey’s nest and one was in it.

Just a little Yellowstone Lama Drama…

This was a beautiful spot with the lake and mountains.

This was an amazing vista.

Can you spot the person on the bicycle in the center of the picture. They were some hard core people. They were going from about 6,000 feet to a little over 10,000 feet. Total distance is 63.5 miles. David I think this one may one up the Indy Hilly Hundred.

The views continue to be amazing.

The background is some amazing it looks fake.

A fair amount of snow left for it to be July 14th.

We found the Bear’s Tooth, can you?

Train car road side eatery. The food was really good.

Few turkeys crossing the street. Nice to see them obeying traffic laws and using the crosswalk.

A good view of how the highway twits around the mountain.

A lot of snow left here. I don’t think it is all going to melt before it starts snowing again.

It looked like a cable car line was here. Maybe this is a ski spot in the winter?

Maybe it is a ski spot now?

What I was thinking were ground hogs are really yellow bellied marmots. Can you see the one left of the hole?

Just a few bison on the return trip.

The babies are starting to grow up.

Hey, how’s it going?

This guy was hanging out near the house.