This time, we weren't sure if everything would be booked and so decided to stay out of the park. Yellowstone is just huge and has so much variety in this volcano area, known for its geysers and waterfalls as well as its abundant wildlife. We decided to take the big loop, going down from the Mammoth Hot Springs down to Old Faithful and then around to West Thumb and Grant Village area to check out possible kayak spots and up past Yellowstone Lake towards Tower Falls.
We stopped at a creek to watch our first sighting of wildlife in Yellowstone and a man fly fishing. He looked like he knew what he was doing We stopped at a creek to eat the lunch we packed.
 The highest recorded eruption was 185 feet high. Intervals between eruptions are between 65 to 90 minutes apart these days.
|Another geyser just down the way|
It was after 7 o'clock by the time we got back to our site and topped off the drive with a rainbow. It rained in the evening, which was fine by us as we had a gorgeous day.