Anywho, the hikes I went on were awesome.
The darker patterns in the lake were being caused by wind over the lake and I could see them move with the wind. The building on the right is the Lake Hotel and just in front of that, the brown buildings are my dorm complex.
On Thursday evening Josh, Jen, Robyn, Hillary and I went hiking to Storm Point which was just awesome. The sun setting behind the clouds was amazing, but unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me as I didn't know I was going on the hike ahead of time, I just kind of fell into it. Maybe I'll get one of the other's pictures to put up here.
Then on Friday the same group as before went hiking up around the Roosevelt area of the park and went on the Lost Lake/Petrified Tree trail. It was pretty strenuous at the start, gaining about 800 feet in less than a quarter of a mile but soon leveled out. But man was it hot. The petrified tree was pretty neat to see and was a redwood over 50 million years old.
This is the last standing of 3 petrified redwoods found on this site. The other two had been destroyed by people talking off chips of them for souvenirs, hence the fence around this one. The girl see up top is my new friend Robyn from Montana.
Lastly, on Saturday me and Josh went on a 6 mile hike on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We started out in some meadows, walked through a wasteland, and finally walked along the rim of the canyon and saw the upper and lower falls.
This wasteland was created by the thermal features found here as they killed off all of the vegetation. You can see how it is completed encircled by the forest. There was steam vent holes here that were over 20 feet across!