A mini Grand Canyon, all made by erosion.
Colors of different material deposited in different time periods.
The mountain goats have no fear of heights from the day they were born!
The main entrance of Rushmore NM.
Even seen from the side: enormous.
The Indian alternative: Crazy Horse, work for decennia to come.
This way it will look like... Still a lot of work to do!
Just south of Crazy Horse: a site where tens of Mammoths were found.
In the Black Hills you have Custer SP and there you will find the bautiful Sylvan Lake, with a nice path around the lake.
In the north of the Black Hills: still active gold mining in Lead.
Devils Tower can be seen from far away above the landscape.
From nearby, very impressive.
You can walk around it in less than an hour.
Some others like to go up! To the right, some rests of a wood ladder to the top (from 1893!).
At the entrance of the park: prairiedogs have build a whole "town".
US 14 Scenic Byway to Cody along Medicin Wheel: still a lot of snow!
The entrance of the Buffalo Bill museum in Cody.
The pass of the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, on the road to the NE entrance of Yellowstone.
View from Fox Creek camping near the NE entrance of Yellowstone.
There is the entrance!
Tower Falls in Yellowstone.
The Yellowstone river.
Eagle nest on a rock point.
The youngs are fed.
Mountain goats at the other side of the valley...
...and bighorn sheep nearby.
Enromous animals, these buffalo's!
The northern entrance of Yellowstone.
The chalk stairs at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone.
Another part of the chalk stairs.
Everywhere boiling, steaming pools...
...beautifull walks through the forests, along the hot springs...
...with here and there a geyser.
Marmot aside of its shelter.
Sometimes you are completely lost in the fog...
The Old Faithfull still always on time (but with some human help...).
The next day we have a full day of snow, here at the West entrance.
Exceptional view: a wolve at the road side.
The Yellowstone Lower Falls in a snowy day.
Yellowstone river gorge in a snowy day.
A grizzly bearfar away.
Entrance of a park in Jackson.
Typical houses in Jackson.
All traffic is stopped, bulls have priority! Grand Teton NP.
A part of the Grand Teton mountains...
...and a panorama of a larger part.
Next day westward from Jackson over the next pass.
Along the lavafields of Craters of the Moon NP.
De Snake river dams form several lakes.
Hells Canyon, deeper, but less spectacular than the Grand Canyon.
Joseph, the town of statues at Wallowa Lake.
The next specatuclar goal is reached: Glacier NP.
Sharp edged mountains!
With boats over two lakes.
Then back in about an hour over a path, sometimes still under the snow.
Red Rock Canyon at the Canadian side of Glacier NP.
Glacier NP, view from the Waterton (Canada) - USA border road.
Lonely buttes in the Glacier NP landscape.
The last view of Glacier NP.
Nack on the long way to Minneapolis, still several days of driving, a view on the Missouri river.
On the raod a view of Roosevelt NP: badlands again.
A stop at a parking place, which seems to be flooded.
Townsend, nice place at the Puget Sound, near the Olympic NP.
Olympic mountains in the NP with the same name, seen from Hurricane Ridge.
At the other side of the water lies Canada.
Walk through Hoh Rain Forest...
...everything under moss...
...there is a lot of precipitation in a year...
...fallen trees are let rotting: that is food for the next generation.
The largest red cedar of the world.
The beach is full of trees washed on the shore.
On the road to Mount Rainier, in the NP.
The latest outburst of Mount St. Helens (1980) has left deep wounds in the landscape.
Washed away deep gorges in the lahars.
The Columbia river seen from the Oregon side.
High falls along the Columbia river.
Power generation at the Bonneville dam.
One can see the salmon swimming along the sideway.
Mary Hill museum at the edge of the Columbia river...
...with stues of Rodin...
...and exhibitions of dolls.
Raailway bridge over the Columbia river.
A modern Stonehenge.
Mount Hood over the Columbia river.
Totempole at Pike's Place in Seattle.
Fish market at Pike's Place.
Hier started the first Starbucks.
Then a fast visit at Boeing.
A new airplane is tested.
On the net: 6 april, 2009.
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