Friday, September 18, 2009

Campsite at Mammoth Hot springs, ELK!

Howdee all,

We are now in one of my favorite towns and a second home to us.

Eugene, Oregon.

Our coach was built nearby in Junction City..sorry to say the RV industry is doing worse than the car industry…hopefully some new eco friendly rvs will evolve from this slump.

We have lots of friends to visit and favorite restaurants and of course the mushrooms..will be picking those in a few weeks.

Now that i have internet I can start to post some of what we saw in Yellowstone and the Tetons.So here is my first post…..………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

We arrived at Mammoth hot springs campground on August 31. This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Yellowstone. There are no hookups, no showers in the bath house, but the location is great. Lots of hikes and fishing in North Yellowstone, and a short drive from the campsite is Boiling river where we would soak in the hot springs after a long hike.

Our Campsite #59, Jimmy and Jennifer had #60

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Yellowstone dawns_20090907_154

Evening at the campsite..the back end of Homey..

mamouth campground_20090831_004Sicksta Charlene sets up tent behind Homey.

One very early morning after reading about Grizzly bear, Charlene heard sounds all around her tent, sniffing, snorting etc. She tried not to make a sound and was quite mamouth campground_20090831_003scared…she didn't get much sleep that night.

We awoke that morning to Elk in our campground…….elk at campsite_20090902_002 Elk are a common site around Mammoth.

mammoth and beaver pond hike_20090831_002mammoth and beaver pond hike_20090831_010Sitting on a old hot spring bed..mammoth and beaver pond hike_20090831_018mammoth and beaver pond hike_20090831_021 The rangers close off areas where the elk are so that tourists wont get too close.mammoth and beaver pond hike_20090831_019Bunson peak hike_20090901_069 Who's your Daddy?

Ring leader of elkDom here.Yellowstone dawns_20090907_161 Next post…our first hike

Beaver Ponds

Hope to visit all of your blogs soon…..i know it will take me a while to catch up..and I feel so out of the loop. I am sooo curious to see what u all have been up to while I have had no internet!

See you soon!


  1. Wow, those elk are really impressive


  2. They're HUGE! Wouldn't it be something to look out the window one morning and see them curled up on the front lawn?

  3. Love the big elk. Nice to soak in hotsprings, I so miss that. Hope you sickster wasn't too scared to sleep out in her little tent again.

  4. Wow, those Elk are something else. You do know that Joe was born in Eugene Oregon?

  5. Howdee all,
    i know i sound like a broken record..but i want everyone to know that I really want to visit every ones blog..I have been off internet for about two weeks now..but now I am back..yipeee!

    Yes impressive they are..big and beautiful.

    Lynne at Hasty Brook
    yeah..its pretty normal to see them curled up on the lawns here. I think they feel safe.

    Thanks andy!

    Howdee..Sicksta slept out in the tent every night.she was ok..
    liked her privacy.

    yes sicksta..i think u told me he was born here...I love is like second home..its not that it is beautiful..but we know it well.
    it is pretty..but not amazing.

  6. Great photos from Mammoth and Yellowstone! I just love it there. We stayed in one of the cabins at Mammoth small but nice. I enjoyed your photos especially the elk on the old hot springs. Very cool! BTW, thanks for following my blog.

  7. simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

  8. WOW Dawn! That's something else. Funny how they just plop down where ever they want to and ignore! Glad you all had such a good time. :c)

  9. Wow! That's absolutely amazing! The elk look so out of place and yet so comfortable. I can't imagine what a sight it would be.

  10. LOL! The Elk reign supreme and they sure do know it! Sure wish I could sit on the hot spring bed with them! So cool Dawn!

  11. Cool post. You got yourself some pretty digs out there.

  12. That is so cool to see the elk on the old hot springs--must be still a little warm. They look like they are very content. I can't wait to see more photos of your trips.

  13. eileeninmd
    Love this area! Thanks for your nice comment!

    :: flyingstars ::
    Thanks so much!

    yeah..those elk own the place!

    NCmountainwoman was great seeing them...nice driving by that area..never knowing where they might be hanging out.

    A New England Life
    ha..u would never get close enough..those rangers would not let u.

    Thanks of our fav campsites.

    Appalachian Lady
    oh..i never thought about those dormant springs being warm...but that could be why they were on them.

    thanks everyone!!!!!!!!

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