Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yellowstone Day 3: Hiking Bunsen Peak

Our big feat for day 3 was hiking Bunsen Peak.  It’s 4.2 miles round trip, our longest hike yet!  The trail seemed to go on forever, just when I thought we were almost to the top.  But the view was worth it!  There was a hikers log at the top, and the kids enjoyed signing their own names and ages to say that they hiked Bunsen Peak. 

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Liberty’s turn to wear the Camelbak!  (This arrangement didn’t last very long!)

Hiking Bunsen Peak
I loved this tree!

Hiking Bunsen Peak
There were a bunch of wildflowers, but not in the picture I guess!

Hiking Bunsen Peak
View from midway up.  That is Swan Lake in the center.

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Beautiful vistas.  I couldn’t get enough of them!

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Hiking the trail was often slick and covered with lava rocks.

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Ben & Henry

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Me!

Hiking Bunsen Peak
The kids enjoyed sitting and using the binoculars.  Nehemiah couldn’t wait for his turn to use the “goggles.”

Hiking Bunsen Peak
We made it!  Bunsen Peak, Elevation 8564. 

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Oh yeah, I made it too! 

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Panoramic of the view and beginning of sunset.

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Swan Lake

Hiking Bunsen Peak
Hiking down we sang songs and followed closely so we didn’t slip on the lava rock.

Hiking Bunsen Peak
I love mountains!

And, on the way out of the park, a little bit of sunset!

Yellowstone Sunset

Yellowstone Sunset

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