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Grand Teton National Park - Day 2

Grand Teton National Park is a great place to see fabulous mountain peaks and lakes.  It doesn't have the range of short hikes we like to take these days but has lots of longer hikes, so it is not as great a place for a longer time.  We are here for two more days so we decided to take a leisurely time going around the driving tour.

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Yellowstone National Park - 3

Today was geyser day at Yellowstone for us.  We toured the rest of the geyser basins around Old Faithful, the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins. We started at the Black Sand Basin which is about a mile from Old Faithful. I did my best to name these geysers and other hot features accurately, but probably got some of them wrong.  But as Jennifer said, we saw things that bubble, stink, and squirt.  And that just about sums up hot pools, fumaroles, and geysers.

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Glacier National Park - East side - 3

Today, we drove to Many Glacier, a valley in the northeast park of Glacier National Park.  I assume it was named because at one time, there were many glaciers there.  Today, many have disappeared although there are still some to see and to hike to. We didn't hike to any glaciers today because of the distance.  We did hike to Redrock Falls, which were much closer and a hike we felt we could do.  And we did.  The trail takes you through a forest and past two lakes.

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Mount Rainier National Park - Paradise

We are in Mount Rainier National Park with two of my sisters and a cousin and their families.  For the last 3 days, we have been seeing the park around Paradise.  What an appropriate name! We have also enjoyed seeing one sister's new property, 8 acres adjoining the National Park with two cabins up the hillside.  It's a lovely place and I am sure they will enjoy it for many years.

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