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Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine Workshops

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yellowstone: the introspective landscape- Part X

The Luck of the Shoshone-

excerpts from my new photographic book-

Chapter 5 continued...

We discussed our back country plan for our assault on Shoshone Geyser Basin. This would be my second trip into Shoshone named after the Native American tribe that once was lucky enough to claim this area their homeland until their luck had changed driven out by the “Progress” of the people of Europa. My first trip here was back in 1980 with a college girlfriend during my first visit to Yellowstone. The trip to Shoshone involves about an eight mile hike along the Continental Divide Trail. Most of the hike follows the meandering upper portion of the Firehole River as it makes it way though flat-wet meadow valley pocketed with geothermal areas. There is a gentle several hundred foot gain in elevation to the top of Grants Pass along the Continental Divide. It’s a nice quite serene hike, except if you’re with Tim. “Beir Hear! Get cha Beir Hear!: in his Chicago faux accent. Tim would repeat this call before he entered the thickets as on our way out of them as we ascended and descended Grants Pass. Actually, Tim practiced good bear country behavior with diligence.

to be continued...

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