Days 6 & 7


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    Posted by MO Pat E (204.8.191.134) on September 17, 2005 at 17:00:55:

    In Reply to: Photo of the Mine Ruins posted by MO Pat E on September 17, 2005 at 16:39:33:

    DAY 6
    Our decision to hike to Cygnet Lakes was a bad one. The first mile in is okay, and you pass six small lakes with lily pads, but after that it's three more miles of only burned forest with young lodgepole pines about 10 feet tall. Then you come to a meadow with a body of water far to your right. Then it's trudging back out. We were delayed by bison jams going back to Lake through Hayden Valley. A lot of people are partial to Lamar Valley, and I guess I'm prejudiced, but I like Hayden Valley. Large bison herds seem to get closer to the road, and ducks, geese, pelicans, and eagles can be seen often, and sometimes bears. Lamar does have the advantage of the wolves.
    DAY 7
    We hiked to Fairy Falls and to Spray and Imperial Geysers, a round trip of 5 miles. It started out in the 70s, which when the sun beats down on you can feel a little hot, but later clouds shielded us. There were lots of wild raspberries to eat, and we saw a marmot at the falls. Later my two friends wanted to swim in the Firehole River along Firehole Drive, but the one never got in above her knees because the water was so cold. Our evening entertainment was a good game of Hand and Foot Canasta.


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