On our way through the Valley, we were stopped by rangers because they had seen Supar off leash. Luckily, they just gave us a warning for this violation of the park rules and our non-functional head light *oh, oh* Alan still doesn’t want to get the light fixed until we’re back in California. Good that the rangers hadn’t seen Alan peeing right next to the trail earlier :-/
We saw most of the park’s thermal features: hot springs, geysers, mud holes (dirty springs), fumaroles (hot steam).
Yellowstone’s most famous geyser Old Faithful was surrounded by benches, like a movie theatre. It erupts every 45 – 126 min.
We used the 40 min until the next eruption for a sandwich-pineapple-break and for planning the proceeding of our trip
Eventually, we stopped to view the enormous water falls of the Yellowstone River. The hike was short, yet very steep – horribly strenuous at the end of such an intensive day.
I was proud of myself that I didn’t fall asleep on the following 3-hr drive with only a small restroom/ gas break. We “camped” at Walmart. Unfortunately, it was only open until 11pm. So I had to pee in the grass beside the parking lot ;-P