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West YellowStone to Lake Village in Yellowstone Park

via Old Faithful

sunny 30 °C

We couldn't wait to get out of West Yellowstone. We were at the Ranger Station as it opened, bought our Park tickets and were in the Park by 8am. We didn't have any accommodation in the park and it was Independence Day but we took everything with us as there was no way we'd be going back to West Yellowstone

Our first stop was a small geyser bubbling away next to the Nez Perce Creek in the picturesque Fountain Flat meadows. At all of the geysers, you cannot get near them as the crust may collapse to leave you to be boiled alive

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Next were the Fountain Paint Pots in Lower Geyser Basin

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And, of course, Old Faithful. The Old Faithful Inn was quite amazing - one of the largest log-built structures in the world, and they did a mean sorbet which we consumed in comfort (it was 90F) on their shaded outdoor patio overlooking Old Faithful

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From there, we drove alongside Yellowstone Lake to Lake Village and and were able to make a walk-up booking at Lake Lodge Cabins, set back 200 meters from the Lake

After settling in to our rustic cabin, we walked through the meadows down to the Lake (keeping an eye on half-a-dozen Bison busily munching away) and along the waterside to the local General Store that happened to have a great patio

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Early evening, we were on the Lodge deck overlooking the Lake and watching the local Independence Day parade

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Posted by kforge 07:40 Archived in USA

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Looks a gorgeous spot and something else on my bucket list.

by Steve Adams

parade? looks like a party of one. beverage? definitely party of two. so lovely. i do remember the ole' geyser and that wonderful sulphur smell. something like rotten eggs. is it still there? there doesn't seem to be anybody around. as i recall being there it was packed to the rafters. love these photos ~

by Danielle Purcell

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