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Junior Curator Yellowstone Trip Day 6

June 20, 2018

Today we spent the majority of our time in Grand Teton National Park, but before we left Yellowstone for the day we went on a “wild geyser chase” to follow up our “wild moose chase.” We made it just in time to witness Beehive Geyser erupt, with a maximum height of 200 feet.

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Beehive Geyser eruption

As we were running to the geyser, we took a quick detour to get an amazing close view of a coyote.

Coyote in Upper Geyser Basin

Coyote in Upper Geyser Basin

After that we piled in the vans to head to the Tetons. The change in the scenery was stunning, with jagged, snow-capped mountaintops that started out shrouded in clouds, but by afternoon were glowing in some of the fullest sunlight we’ve had on the trip. We went for an almost 5-mile hike and saw two mountain lakes, cascades, and wildflowers. As we walked, we made a treacherous journey through the “land of mosquitoes,” but the views were totally worth it!

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Hiking to Taggert Lake

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Amazing view of the Tetons at Taggert Lake

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