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Wheeler Peak

I’m still working on writing up my visit Out West this past June. (I keep getting interrupted by having to do other things.) As you may recall, last time my son and I were in Great Basin National Park, and we’d hiked to the Rock Glacier and the Bristlecone Pine Grove on the side of Wheeler Peak.

On June 27 it was time to ascend the peak itself.

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Bristling

In my last blog entry, my son and I were touring Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park. But that was in the morning.

So in the afternoon we went out hiking.

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Not Lunacy at All

After leaving Yellowstone we headed to Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve. We were there for about a day and a half (2 nights): June 23 and 24.

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Imperial Asperations

Let me finish up writing about the hike at Yellowstone to Fairy Falls, Imperial and Spray Geysers, and Sentinel Meadows. This was on June 22nd.

By the way, I don’t usually break up hike descriptions into separate posts, but on a trip like this, some of the hikes generate so many pictures it makes sense to do so.

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Fairly Fairy

My son and I were still in Yellowstone on June 22. The day before had been our “rest” day, and we only hiked to the Virginia Cascade and then followed that up by heading down to the Yellowstone River at Tower Fall.

But the 22nd was our last day in Yellowstone, and we'd planned a pretty extensive hike for the day.

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Below the Tower

On June 21, the day we were calling our “rest day”, after we visited the Virginia Cascade, we went back to our Tower Fall Campground to relax.

But we quickly became bored.

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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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