|Mud-pot at Sulfur Spring|
Maybe because it gives us a tiny glimpse into what lies below the surface of our earth.
|Something is cooking down there!|
This area was interesting because living grasses and plants were growing in and among the bubbling water. We have learned that the bubbles are not always due to heat which would kill the plants, sometimes it is just gas which they can tolerate.
As we drove the Loop Road we saw many beautiful vistas of the Yellowstone River.
|Merikay at Yellowstone River|
|Yellowstone River reflections|
We usually try to stop and read any informational signs. I was amazed to learn the ten mile long, dome shaped, hill in the distance is caused by bulging magma coming up from below. How scary-sounding is that!
When we got to the lake we stopped at Lake Village and walked through the lodge.
It was big and rustic, but not very busy. We decided this must be the less crowded part of the park. There is a large hotel and cabins close by, so this must be one of the places non-RVers might stay. I think they were all out on the roads looking at buffalo and geysers when we were at the Lodge!
Yellowstone Lake looks much like many other larger lakes. None of our pictures were particularly remarkable.
This was the best view we had in the lake area:
Our Jeep was the only vehicle in this lakeside parking lot!
Peace does exist in Yellowstone. It was a long day, but a very pleasant one. I'm so glad we have allotted enough time to see the park at our leisure.