Obsidian Creek and Quake Lake

  • October 31, 2017
  • Posted by Josh

Yellowstone was our home for just shy of two weeks. The first half of which we camped in Indian Creek campground. It was a short jaunt away from Obsidian Creek, which provided our feet with icy relief after several hot days. The bison were plentiful and majestic, the tourist traffic jams they caused were not. Luckily for our crew most of the sites we were spraying for invasive species were off the beaten path, so much so that we had our first stream crossing. Our project partners were simultaneously laid back and very hard working. They taught us new ways of doing this kind of work, perhaps best exemplified by quote “he who wanders finds the weeds”.

The second half of our time in Yellowstone was just outside of the park, in the town of West Yellowstone where we were treated to bunkhouse life, real beds, full kitchens, and daily showers seemed the height of luxuriant comfort. We got to see Quake Lake and more of the beautiful land that surrounds the entrance to the national park. The struggles of back to back hitches were balanced by our crew leader’s birthday and celebratory pizza, the modern amenities and a very large tub of ice cream.


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