Dog days of summer

When I was growing up in Alabama and August rolled around with its continued intense heat we’d call it the dog days of summer. You’d spend your day at the swimming pool or under the shade with a glass of sweet tea. So for those suffering in the midst of summer heat consider this post a bit of a respite, as these were all made when the road between Yellowstone and the Tetons first opened in May 2016.

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Along the shores of Yellowstone Lake

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Spring thaw just in the beginning stages

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Lake Yellowstone 

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Near Little Thumb Creek where I would later see the grizzly bear

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Patchwork snow in Hayden Valley

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A meadow near Canyon 

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Lewis Creek 

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The road from Yellowstone to the Tetons 

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Mt Moran from Oxbow Bend, Tetons 

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The Teton Range from Jackson Lake 

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12 thoughts on “Dog days of summer

  1. Great photos as always. Back in the 1970s when I worked at the park, it was while the snow was melting and retreating that we arrived and started the summer season, and had wet feet from puddles just walking a few yards to work, as well as limited trails open for hiking, etc. But for years after I would be homesick for that mucky thaw season.

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