2010 Summer Vacation, Day 8

Cody’s Walmart was the most popular RV Walmart we’ve encountered so far:

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Heading West from Cody, we stopped at the Buffalo Bill Dam.  In 1910, when it was finished, it was the tallest dam in the world (325 feet).  It’s a long way down:

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The reservoir is on the upstream side, obviously:

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The logs that float downstream are pulled out periodically:

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From there, we headed West into Yellowstone.  There were Bison aplenty:

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We stopped at the Fishing Bridge visitor center, went to the campground and unhitched the RV, then went to Yellowstone falls:

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Canyon visitor center:

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Next we went to the Norris Geyser Basin.  Lots of bubbling and steaming pools, from the heat generated by the Yellowstone Supervolcano:

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Next we hiked the Artists Paintpots hike:

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Mud bubble in the paintpot:

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Mud is violently thrown out of the hole:

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M leads the way:

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Waiting for Old Faithful:

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A little steam at first:

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Waiting:

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The eruption:

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It was a shame that we only had a day in Yellowstone.  Hopefully someday we will come back for a longer visit.

187 miles today.  The white circle is the location of the dam:

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