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On June 21st, we decided we needed a bit of a rest. The previous day, we’d done the Sevenmile Hole hike. The day before that we’d climbed to the Petrified Forest atop Specimen Ridge. That was a lot of climbing.

So we figured we’d do the touristy thing and hit Old Faithful.

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Down and Up

I’m still writing up the trip Out West that my son and I made back in June. I’m now up to June 20.

When there is a canyon like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, what do you do with it? Why, you have to hike down to the bottom and back up again.

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Saturday Comic

This is from the comic strip Bizarro, by Dan Piraro. The cartoon is from May 9, 2008.

Bizarro, May 9, 2008

Bizarro, May 9, 2008

The strip usually lives up to its name, taking a bizarre take on the world. Here’s a slightly different twist on the NSNSNS signs.

 

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Getting Petrified

After all of the wildlife encounters on June 19, it turns out that we really hadn’t exhausted the day . . . or ourselves. By mid-afternoon, we were bored and wanted to do something else.

We’d been talking about ascending Specimen Ridge but hadn’t gotten to it yet, so off we went.

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A Grizzly Kind of Day

I’m continuing writing about my son’s and my trip out west. It’s our third full day in Yellowstone: June 19. Our plan for the day was to hike up to Grizzly Lake, which lies in the shadow of Mt. Holmes.

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Saturday Comic

Here’s a comic from July 6, 2014. It’s from a strip called Herb and Jamaal.

Herb and Jamaal, July 6, 2014

Herb and Jamaal, July 6, 2014

It just about says it all, doesn’t it?

 

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Getting High

It’s now June 18. We’ve decided it’s a good day to climb Mt. Washburn, which was really pretty close to our campsite.

This is something we hadn’t managed to do when we were there 9 years ago.

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