POTD: Why They Call It Yellowstone

POTD: Why They Call It YellowstoneWhy They Call It Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

I’ve been to “the park” (as we call it around here) many times, but am still impressed by the views down into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. This is a pretty touristy shot, but I just love the color.

I took this photo after I’d walked away from where most folks gather to gawk at the canyon from the pullout I’d parked in but didn’t quite manage to be alone–there was a young woman sitting on a rock near me on a cell phone giving someone a grammar lesson. Go figure.

2 thoughts on “POTD: Why They Call It Yellowstone”

  1. As the resident scholar (you live near there and you got to wear the robes and funny hats) do you know if anyone like Powell (or X games refugees) have run the canyon?

    1. Yes, it is run (illegally) on occasion. The earliest I know of was maybe in the ’80s when Rob Lesser, a premier WW kayaker from Boise and a couple of friends ran it and were subsequently arrested. Not sure how they get their boats down there!

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