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Old 08-21-2011, 11:42 AM   #61
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Yellowstone National Park, WY

The park is located on top of a super volcano which if it wakes up the whole world would feel it. One hypothesis of why the dinosaurs and 90% of all species died out was due to a series of super volcanoes. It will eventually wake up, the question is when. This is where the movie “2012” showed the beginning of the end of the world started on Dec 12, 2012.

Idaho, IDWelcome to Idaho, short and sweet. Our source of potatoes.
Montana, MOWelcome to Montana, we cut a corner of it and immediately arrived in Wyoming.
Wyoming, WY- Welcome to Wyoming.

Yellowstone National Park, WY:



I planned 10 top places not to be missed:
1. Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
2. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
3. Hayden Valley
4. Mammoth Hot Springs
5. Yellowstone Lake
6. Norris Geyser Basin
7. Lamar Valley
8. Tower Fall
9. Lower Geyser Basin / Fountain Paint Pots
10. West Thumb Geyser Basin
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:42 AM   #62
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Yellowstone National Park, WY

Besides, I made a loop for our enjoyment:



We made a 300 mile loop and it didnít cease to amaze us. This park has five entrances, all of which I was able to see. The park isnít small, for example from the west to east entrance is 180 miles. The coolest entrance is from the east.



Leaving the east entrance we entered the small town of Cody, WY which was a typical western town you would see in a movie. We went back into the north east entrance.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #63
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Again, it complained that my text was 92824 characters long and only 40000 characters are allowed.
It was a very short post but I had to break it up to even smaller two posts. Mystery...
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #64
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My 5-day backpacking in Grand Teton is over and I'll be posting new pics soon.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #65
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4 wanted:



We had some elk burgers and local beer and went on our way.



I donít understand why the Grand Prismatic Spring doesnít fall under the top 10 must see places because it was breathtaking. Itís hard to believe that my hand didnít touch photoshop.

Grand Prismatic Spring:



To see the spring from this angle we had to climb a mountain. Either the people donít know about this or they are lazy to make the climb. The climb was very steep and dusty but the view was worth it:





What? I live here:

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #66
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Elk:



Natural Jacuzzi. The water is totally clean but you would boil to death if you went in:





And of course Old Faithful Geyser:



It will erupt about every 90 minutes and the height of the boiling pillar of water can reach 150ft.

The spectators came to view the show:



Continental Divide separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic Ocean:

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:12 AM   #67
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Yellowstone National Park, WY

How Iíve grown tired of you all:



Leave this old man alone:



Behold my priceless treasure:







On one hand it was hard to watch but on the other it was spectacular watching nature in its raw form. The eagle spent a long time chasing the poor bird but he eventually had a filling breakfast...



We even saw a grizzly:



I wonít over do it with pictures but I had a massive amount of them from this park.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:29 PM   #68
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En Route to Grand Teton Park

The drive from Yellowstone NP to Grand Teton Park was short but nice-looking. The two parks are located very close to one another, they practically touch.

Nothing to say here, just pictures.














Amazing roads:









Countless lakes:







Grand Teton Park:

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Only one picture of Grand Teton NP?
Hopefully there is more to come. Grand Teton NP is one of those places that it is had to beat, as far as scenery goes.
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Only one picture of Grand Teton NP?
Hopefully there is more to come. Grand Teton NP is one of those places that it is had to beat, as far as scenery goes.
you're right, the Grand Teton park is the most beautiful place among all other parks. I have ton pictures.

I just don't know if I should put them here since it was 5-day backpacking, not riding. and I saw the park, the wilderness like it can't be seen from a bike or car.
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you're right, the Grand Teton park is the most beautiful place among all other parks. I have ton pictures.

I just don't know if I should put them here since it was 5-day backpacking, not riding. and I saw the park, the wilderness like it can't be seen from a bike or car.
Come on.
Tease us a bit, with details and pics
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this picture looks to me like Indiana Jones like. must have been cool going inside there
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #73
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Come on.
Tease us a bit, with details and pics
I'm so tempting to put many pics here that it's very easy to convince me
This is my first RR on ADV and I afraid to violate the rules. S/b just stop me if I over-do it.
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this picture looks to me like Indiana Jones like. must have been cool going inside there
yes, pretty much!
sure, it was very cool and mysterious but those rays don't look so dramatically. I played with the sand (very granulated, like flour). while my camera was on a tripod doing self-shutter, I was throwing the sand into the rays. it took me a few dozens tries to get a good shot.
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you're right, the Grand Teton park is the most beautiful place among all other parks. I have ton pictures.

I just don't know if I should put them here since it was 5-day backpacking, not riding. and I saw the park, the wilderness like it can't be seen from a bike or car.
What I want to know is:
How could you go backpacking from your motorcycle?
Did you have you packs shipped in?
Where did you store the motorcycle?

I don't like to leave my Harley at a trailhead to go for a 1/2 mile hike. Plus where would I put all the riding gear.
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