Wednesday, October 12, 2016

National Park Trip 2016 {Upper Falls & Artist's Point}

We packed up and headed toward Cody, Wyoming.  But on the way... we had to see some of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.  We decided to hike the path between Upper Falls and Artist Point.  The hike is family friendly but with lots of drop offs.  We had a "one child and one adult" policy, meaning that you could go peer over the ledge, but only with supervision.  
It's hard to see in the picture, but you could completely plunge to your death here.  We opted to always be behind a tree limb.

My dad laughing... something about standing on the edge of such treachery makes you giggle ;) 

The views along the way were spectacular.

On this trip, Graham discovered his love for hiking.  It's fun to see him in his element.

Artist Point.  I guess I can see why many a painter has wanted to capture this.

It's *kind of* beautiful.

Enjoying the view.

All of us.  A once in a lifetime view and experience.

On the way out of the park we saw some more wildlife.

Yellowstone Lake is massive, and so untouched.  I half expected to see dinosaurs roaming around.

Taking in the view, for the millionth time on this trip.  It really doesn't get old.

We stayed the night in the left two teepees, our first glamping experience.

Super comfy inside.

On the way out of Cody, we got a flat tire, about 1 mile from the best tire shop we've ever seen.  $15 later, we were on the road heading toward the Black Hills.

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