Here are Photos of Yellowstone Canyon, Mule Deer and Elk

Real Estate Agent with Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker DRE #00697006

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If Julia Roberts filmed a movie in Yellowstone National Park, they would call it Eat, Sleep and Poop. Because that's how you feel when you're this close to nature; it's very basic. Of course, you can't touch anything or you'd burn off your hands. Many of the attractions have a warning sign of a kid jumping up startled because he fell into a scorching and boiling ground pit while his sister looks on horrified, hand clasped over her mouth.

We got up at 5:30, threw on some semblance of layering and teetered out into the darkness. Scraped frost from the windshield with a credit card. Shivering, pulled out onto the dark road. There was no traffic anywhere. Stopped to shoot a few mule deer (photo above) and again to catch an Elk running across a field and bugling.

All of your senses are engaged in Yellowstone. Your eyes behold thermal pools shimmering in golds, greens, orange and red. The sky is a brilliant blue, so blue that if your eyes were that shade, nobody could ever stop staring at you because they are that hypnotic. There are hundreds of shades of white.

The air smells like a mix of fresh asphalt, pine and sulfur. Decomposed granite crushes under your feet. You can hear the boards in the boardwalks creek. Water gurgles, bubbles, splashes and roars. Ravens caw; you can hear chickadee-dee-dee-dee. Bugling elk can wake you at night.

Many treats are available made with a local favorite, huckleberry: ice cream, jam and lollipops. Bison short ribs are tender, the meat falls from the bone, and it's delicious as long as you don't think about where it comes from.

We arrived at Artist Point in the Canyon at 8:30, and there was not a soul in the parking lot. It was 33 degrees. Of course, I had left my down jacket back at Old Faithful Inn. But I had my 3 layers on, plus my husband's hat. He says a hat keeps you 30% warmer. I think he made up that number. We had intended to catch a rainbow across the falls. But there was no rainbow. I hopped about in circles with my hands stuck in my pockets for about 10 minutes. Just as a busload of Japanese visitors screamed into the parking lot, I headed back to the car. I came out every 15 minutes to see if a rainbow had appeared. By 11 AM we left in search of more photo opportunities.

Below you will see photos of Artist Point, Yellowstone River, the Canyon, and a bugling elk.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (9)

Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I have so enjoyed your photos.  I took that same vacation nearly twenty years ago--some views never change.

Oct 03, 2010 06:19 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Nice write up Elizabeth and great photos - :)  I've never been to Yellowstone - but one day!

Oct 03, 2010 07:05 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Any hunting allowed at yellowstone?  How do they think the herds?  Just wondered if they talk about that at all?

Oct 03, 2010 08:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Elizabeth - You need to acquire a large print of that last picture with the moose and hang it somewhere on your wall.  It has a magical feel to it!  I'm glad you are the heck outta Dodge, and are seeing some wonderful sights!

Oct 03, 2010 11:55 AM
Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

Elizabeth - Not only did I enjoy the pics of the deer, elk and moose but I learned something.

30% warmer having a hat on? I am going to have to remember that when we get the 40 degree temps around here. I have a shaved head and I can assume that now I will be warmer on those cold cold days.

thanks for sharing your trip. I was awaiting.

Oct 03, 2010 03:26 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Your photos make me feel like I am on that mini vacation.  The contrast of the waterfall in the distance, the shadows, the flowing water, the trees  and the canyon are spectacular!

I shot a deer tonight...that will be my next post.


Oct 03, 2010 03:52 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

No hunting is allowed inside the park, Tammy.

Wow, Margaret -- I have to say I did not take you to be a hunter. A deer! I'll have to go read this!

Oct 04, 2010 03:23 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elizabeth, Not that kind...the shot was with my Panasonic Lumix!


Oct 04, 2010 03:42 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Oh, Margaret & Elizabeth- that exchange made me laugh really hard.

Oct 04, 2010 03:45 AM