Gardiner, Montana to Lake Lodge - Yellowstone National Park
Miles Driven Today:
63 miles
Total Miles of Trip:  
4,669 miles
Hours on the Road:  
6:15 hours
Started At:  
9:45 am
Stopped for the Day:  
4:00 pm
   Sleeping in this morning was a lovely benefit of not having a very long drive today.  We were moving from a motel at the North Entrance of Yellowstone to a cabin at Lake Lodge, on beautiful Yellowstone Lake.  The Yellowstone River enters this wide, peaceful lake on the south end, exits on the north end of the lake and becomes the raging torrent that thunders over the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls that we saw yesterday.
   After driving back up the steep hill we had come down yesterday evening, we had breakfast in Mammoth Hot Springs and took in the Visitor’s Center, formerly the Bachelor Officer’s Quarters for old Fort Yellowstone.  Elk were grazing on the
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Day 49 - Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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lawn of the buildings that had housed officers during the first years of the park when the U.S. Army had been in charge.
   On our way again, we cut off on a rough dirt road called the Blacktail Plateau Drive, 6 miles of gravel on a high plateau where we got a glimpse of a bear and a close-up look at a coyote.  We expected to be the only people on it but, of course, were not.  (We were the only T, however.)  Our daughter Jennifer and her husband Ross had driven it last year and encouraged us to look for it so we weren’t shocked when the last mile or two was a steep descent with numerous hairpin curves.  It’s on the map, off the road to the Tower-Roosevelt area so, if you come to Yellowstone, don’t miss it.
   We stopped at the Tower Falls, a favorite location of President Teddy Roosevelt, and skipped on through Canyon since we had toured that area yesterday.  Lake Village holds the restored Lake Yellowstone Hotel (quite expensive and they don’t accept dogs) and the lodge which consists of small cabins which are much nicer than the ones at Old Faithful Lodge.  No internet though so, if this posting is late, it is because we were looking for a place to log on.
   The porch of the Lodge building is lined with rocking chairs overlooking the lake and we spent quite a bit of time this afternoon doing just that.  After all the activity and hard driving of the past 6 weeks, it was nice to just sit and rock.
Model Ts have been part of the landscape in  Yellowstone Nation
Ben and Marian Rose on a scenic overlook on the Blacktail Plate
Nancy and Marian Rose in a particularly scenic spot.  Shortly a
While Ben was pursuing a better shot of the bear, Nancy got a g
This was a perfect T road:  a little bumpy, a little rough.   B
The buffalo rule in Yellowstone.  The herd probably numbers in