Friday, July 9, 2010

Relocating Once Again

Yellowstone National Park, WY
We’ve again relocated.  Today we are officially residents of Bridge Bay Campground, and after arriving at camp and establishing our new “home”, we tended to some much-needed housekeeping.  Showers and laundry were on the agenda.  Figuring we should also do some more rugged work, we decided to hike Elephant Back Trail.  The three-mile round-trip hike was truly grueling at some points.  It is, after all, difficult to gain 1,000 feet in altitude while watching for bears.  Just when we were sure that the trail would fail to provide the promised lake views, we were pleasantly greeted with quite an amazing near-panoramic view of the lake and Yellowstone Hotel. 
After a steep yet uneventful decent (thankfully, no bears), we headed to what would be my favorite place of the day, Fishing Bridge.  The area featured a general store (ice cream treat time!!), a laundry facility (nine days of dirty clothes to tend to), and a shower (the best $3.25 ever spent).  After folding clothes and basking in the endless hot water of the shower, we returned to camp for dinner and our nightly entertainment – a fire and Daniel and Xavier’s hilarity. 
The view from a clearing near the top of the trail

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