Week 8 – Macks Inn ID to Dubois WY

Day 54: (August 22nd)

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Wyoming!
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Yosemite is pretty where it’s not burned.
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Thermal features. Calderas are cool!
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Old Faithful geyser. Seems to go off every 90 minutes or so.
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Yellowstone Inn, a very cool old wooden lodge.

Day 55: (August 23rd)

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Aquacam and geysers. We were looking for a hot spring all morning, didn’t find one though.
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Yellowstone lake in the distance. Photo taken from shin-deep muck.
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Indy crossing a stream. That log was really not very helpful!

Day 56: (August 24th)

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Still in Yellowstone, and it’s still cold every morning.
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We found a hot spring!
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Indy lunchin’ it up.

Day 57: (August 25th)

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Indy is always happy to be hiking
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A creek that splits (rare!) and each fork flows (ultimately) into a different ocean. COOL.
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Lots of pack trains in this section.
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Yes, this is a real photo.

Day 58: (August 26th)

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Our last lunch before town. Usually we are running out of food by this point!
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There’s a tree on that cabin!
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Indy asks everyone he meets on the trail to sign his hat. Great idea. Especially for remembering names!
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The bar in Dubois was…interesting. There is definitely a theme!

Day 59: (August 27th)

A zero day in the down of Dubois. We walk down to the local gear store for various items. I get a warmer hat, but cannot find a long-sleeve hiking shirt there. (I ultimately find one, at the dollar store, but not in my preferred color or style). Indy & I try tubing on the river behind the motel, which is a spectacular failure, mostly because we tried using kids’ tubes…haha. The rest of the group (Anchor, Bard, Toppie, Smokey) get into town, and catch up to the 3 of us (AquaCam, Indy, and I). Reunion at the bar! I don’t stay late, as I’m getting out early tomorrow morning, to hike…the Winds!! So excited.

-R

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