Plane-Camping West Yellowstone KWYS Sept 12-14, 2015

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  Joe relaxing at camp with a book. Picnic table with all our stuff spread out. Very nice free campsite! Propane heated shower even! From the campground looking out at the ramp with our planes parked.

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  Bicycles free for use. Looking back at our campsite - fire pit with log seats, tent and picnic table on the right. N3448U, Mooney, and N5871C at West Yellowstone. Pilots Campground at KWYS, complete with wagons to haul your luggage from plane to campground! N5871C at West Yellowstone.

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  N3448U at West Yellowstone. Gorgeous turboprop with one solo guy The Chain Johnny - protect his aircraft from bike chain grease! Van picks up his luggage, he bicycles into town. Fun life! N5871C at West Yellowstone.

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  N3448U at West Yellowstone.

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  SkyWest jet taxies out. Ramp isn't full, but plenty of planes here. N2873C, a pretty Cessna 170B, at West Yellowstone. N766MR, a gorgeous Husky, at West Yellowstone.

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  Bob splitting wood. Campground supplies logs and splitting maul. Many of the logs are long and need a chainsaw to be cut shorter. Vic and Joe relaxing after the long flight up. Joe wraps up veggies for cooking over the fire.

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  Vic stirs the chili. Awesome dinner! Sue, Dan, Joe wait for veggies to cook over the fire. Roasted veggies! Colorful and tasty! Great chili! Not your typical dinner photo.

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  Thumbs up on tasty! Post-dinner, Bob and Dan around the campfire. Vic and Sue walk down to the FBO to watch the sunset. Sunset over the mountains, sitting on the FBO porch.

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  Hanging out on the porch watching the sunset. Sunday in the park, first bison sighted (on the road!) Herd of Bison

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  More bison on the left.

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  First geyser sighting bubbling frothing steaming everywhere. Steaming... Steam ahead!

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  Gorgeous! Lunching near Old Faithful.

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  Bob, Sue, Vic We didn't stay at Old Faithful long enough to see it go off, further north is gorgeous too. Boiling water flowing into Firehole River.

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  Amazing colors! Water flowing down into the river.

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  Sue and Vic. Vic and Sue. Excelsior Geyser Crater.

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  Grand Prismatic Spring The colors are microbes, not chemicals in the rocks.

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  Stunning colors! Opal Pool. Turquoise Pool. Pretty bumblebee on Vic's shirt. Back at Excelsior Geyser Crater.

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  more Bison!

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  boiling! Firehole Lake.

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  Elk in the river. Gorgeous cliffs. Firestarter blower - mattress inflator!

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  Monday morning taxiing out for departure. Dan and Bob flying N3448U

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  West Yellowstone West Yellowstone Airport. Town middle left, campground on right side of ramp Big fire on the east side of the park. Grand Prismatic Spring

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  Larger view of the road, parking lot, Grand Prismatic Spring, and Excelsior Geyser Crater.

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  Boardwalk is more visible here.

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  Fire out east Yellowstone Lake. Biscuit Basin (I think).

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  Old Faithful, hotel Geyser Basin around Old Faithful. Loose formation with 71C on the flight home. 71C and the fire in the east side of the park. Darker trees are older taller, lighter green are smaller trees - the new growth since the huge 1988 fire.

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  Grand Tetons, but man it's hazy with smoke :-( 71C and Aspens turning colors.

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  More gorgeous Aspen colors.

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