This summer I had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Yellowstone at Old Faithful. As a result, my shutter clicked over 70,000 times resulting in just over 2,100 good photos. I saw 35 new waterfalls (putting my personal waterfall count to 263 in 48 states), and over 2100 geyser eruptions (including some very rare, powerful, and large eruptions in incredible settings). The photos are gonna be posted in a series.
First up is a 3 day backpacking trip through the southern Bechler region known as "Cascade Corner". We visited the 140ft Terraced Falls, 260ft Union Falls, and the 100degF 60ft tall Morning Falls.
Terraced was first and required 3mi of off trail bushwacking to get to. It was an incredible sight to come out to a 200ft canyon with THIS at the bottom:
Union came the next morning, after seven hours of rain during which my camera died and my friends camera began a 17hr coma. So as a result the next few photos were with *gasps* a NIKON.
Union is spectacular. Just beyond belief. It is huge, imposing, beautiful, and powerful as all hell. We saw it from above, below, clouded, and in late evening sun. Good God was it a fantastic spot. More over, it was my 250th waterfall!
Up next, we bushwacked another 2mi to Morning Falls through marshes, swamps, bogs, and ravines. But it was oohhh soooo nice to swim in the steaming waters. Yes folks, that is STEAM coming off of it!! Like something out of Lord of the Rings!