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Canyons Rule

Post by dbhguru » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:31 pm

NTS,

Monica and I left Pocatello, ID on Wednesday and drove up to Yellowstone. We took plenty of pictures at spots we don't usually visit. We then went east, driving through Shoshoni Canyon in the Absorakas. We found a spot to stay overnight. Lots to tell, but this Internet connection is too weak. I'll present two images now, with lots more to come when we get home. Shoshoni Canyon cuts through a volcanic deposit. ED probably understands the geology.
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Post by Joe » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:33 am

nice--- speaking of geology, I should have become a geologist- I'm more suited to real science, than getting caught up in endless, truly stupid forestry debates
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Re: Canyons Rule

Post by dbhguru » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:46 am

Joe,

Yes, I've been envious of your geological prowess. It seems to come natural to you. I strain to understand the complex processes that my eyes see, but my brain doesn't decode.

The lodge we stayed at in Shoshoni Canyon was originally built by the niece of one William F. Cody, alias Buffalo Bill. The current owner is a part Shoshoni Indian from the Wind River Indian Reservation. We had a marvelous time. He took a liking to Monica and me and shared many stories. He was a rancher on the Wind. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the surrounding terrain. Plus, you wouldn't belief the wildlife that visits the lodge and cabins. It is grizzly, moose, elk, and mountain lion country. When the berries are ripe, the grizzlies come up from the river corridor. One does not venture far from his/her cabin. Here are 4 images from where we stayed. It was just about night. The light was failing. I apologize for the less than stellar photography.
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The next image looks across ShoShoni Canyon to the lava cliffs.
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The lava erodes into a myriad of intriguing shapes.
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Looking down the canyon from the lodge.
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Re: Canyons Rule

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:30 am

What was the name of the lodge where you stayed? I'm always looking for places to stay when we visit Yellowstone again.

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Post by dbhguru » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:25 pm

James Robert,

Elephant Head Lodge. You reach it after leaving Yellowstone NP's eastern entrance on U.S. 20 going toward Cody, WY and before the Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

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Post by James Parton » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:22 am

Enviable Bob strikes again! Great photography my friend.
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Re: Canyons Rule

Post by dbhguru » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:45 pm

James,

Thanks. But these places darn near photograph themselves. The contrasting colors and shapes and clear air make photography a snap. Here are two images from Vedauwoo. The first highlights typical scene involving large rocks.
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The second shows a small ponderosa growing out of a small crack in the rock.
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Many small pondies in Vedauwoo are quite old. Doug firs there are probably between 300 and 500 years old, and there are many.

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Re: Canyons Rule

Post by James Parton » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:55 am

Now that small Ponderosa really has character.
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