Yellowstone Day 2


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September 7th 2017
Published: September 8th 2017
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Gibbon Falls
Today was a better day. I spent the morning fly fishing in the park, I'm sure that helped my attitude. I started first at Nez Perce Creek, a tributary of the Firehole River. I caught one small brown trout there, then moved to the Firehole River itself, where I caught two more brown trout. Yee-haa!
At both rivers I was fishing alongside thermal features, with steam rising out of the ground and hot water running into the creek, yet there were plenty of happy trout in the stream. At one spot on Nez Perce Creek I could feel the warm ground through my boots.
There is a lifetime of great trout fishing in Yellowstone. You don't need a state fishing license in the park, only a park fishing permit, which is reasonably priced at $18 for three days or $25 for a week. Most but not all of the fishing is catch and release.
While I was fishing this morning Barb and Kate walked the few blocks downtown and shopped the gift shops and had a good time as well.
After lunch we ventured back into the park and explored sections that we didn't get to yesterday. We saw more wildlife
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Nez Perce Creek
today, including too many bison to count plus elk and mule deer.
Yellowstone is still a remarkable place. I guess I would recommend visiting in June rather than later in the season to see more wildlife and maybe fewer people. We recall the weather in June as being pretty cool and we even had a little snow, so bear that in mind.
Tomorrow morning I will drive the motorhome across the park as we resume our trip eastward. Its 95 miles from the west entrance to the east entrance. Our destination for tomorrow will be somewhere in Wyoming.


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Wild brown trout
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Firehole River
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Turquoise colored hot spring, running off into the Firehole River
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Mule deer near Mammoth Hot Springs
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Mammoth Hot Springs
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Mammoth Hot Springs
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Bison herd
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Bison wallowing in dust
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Bison crossing the road
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Bison walking down the road


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