Some of the mountain roads between Cody, and Yellowstone. The trip from Cody to Yellowstone is ** miles, and takes us through the Wapiti Valley. This is formed by the north fork of the  Shoshone River. Off to one side is the Abaroska range, off to the other is the Rattlesnake Range.
Yellowstone Lake, looking like quite the wild and all encompassing water system. 
My brother Chris, running on the pebbles at the "beach" This was the first place for the traveler to stop, after entering from the east gate. This location is already many miles through the winding roads inside of the park, and still we had passed no structures, or facilities, other than the roads themselves. 
A mountain storm rages over this large lake, making it look, for all of the world, like one of the Great Lakes from back home. Generally, this is a much more passive body of water. 
The upper falls of the Yellowstone river, surrounded by forest, and wildlife.
The Yellowstone River flows down the impressive, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. 
A sideways glance at the magnificent lower falls. They are not really shown to their best advantage from this angle. 
Christopher, making some drawings at the side of the river. We had both taken the hike, all the way down to the valley floor, to be alongside the river.
Another photo of the artist as a young man.
Sunset on the largest, high elevation lake in the world. 
A series of geysers comes up to the edge of the water, and beyond, into the lake. 
The fishing hole geyser. It is said that a fisherman, standing at the shore, need only catch his fish, and then drop his fish in the geyser, without even taking it off of the line, to cook it. This tale probably has as much truth to it as most fish stories.
Great forces lie near the surface here. Indications are all around, despite the momentary peace of the lake. the mountains in the background give mute testimony to the violence of the past, while the geyser in the foreground demonstrates the continued potential for more of the same.
A rather placid, Yellowstone Lake. Quite a contrast to the wild mood of this body of water, when we first saw it, upon our entry to the park.
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