Yellowstone National Park - Part 6.
Norris Geyser Basin then return to the motorhome.

We are ending our last day in the park. We are leaving Mammoth Hot Springs which is on the north west side of the loop road. We have a long way to go to get back to Cody. We will be stopping at the Norris Geyser Basin and then head across the center of the figure eight to the east side of the loop road. The center road was where we had all of the buffalo caused hold-ups yesterday.

Norris Geyser Basin is one of the hottest and most dynamic of Yellowstone's hydrothermal areas. Many hot springs and fumaroles have temperatures above the boiling point. Water fluctuations and seismic activity often change features. Each year at Norris new hot springs and geysers appear; others become dormant. Geologic events cause many of these changes.

Norris Geyser Basin is very large. It is made up of two Basins; Porcelain Basin and Back Basin. We will only be stopping at the Porcelain Basin.

Looking out at Porcelain Basin.

The steam is from hot springs and geysers.

I walked down the hill to get a closer look at the basin.

They have some nice trails.
I think we are getting all geysered out and do not feel like going on any more trails.

That looks like a healthy tree in the middle of ????

Marge says Hi!

Going across the center road we came across parked cars again.
This time it was people and rangers watching a Brown (Grizzly) Bear near the road.
To see him I had to look under the trees. The camera kept focusing on the trees.

This picture focused on him. He is digging for something.

We are making a lot of noise talking and he doesn't seem to care about us.
He is starting to walk off. He is only about 30 feet off the road.

He is walking away.

And what else on the center road? More buffalo wanting to cross the road.
They crossed the road two cars in front of us. No ranger to direct traffic!

They crossed one car in front of us.

Now they are crossing in front of us.

There is a break in the crossing so we are going.

More of the dead trees in the park.

We are leaving Yellowstone National Park

Mule Deer just outside the park.

Along with a buck.

Yesterday it was dark when we were heading west on this highway.

The light is fading and it is time to put the camera away.

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