A Canyon Morning

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Morning at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Morning at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

This photo turned out to be a great lesson. I got up very early, as usual, and managed to arrive at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone by 7 a.m.

There are numerous turn-offs at Canyon and this one is called "Grand View". They made it very easy to park and walk a short distance to get a wonderful view.

This morning was overcast and after snapping this picture I decided it wasn't going to get any better, so I headed for the nearby gas station. Heading inside for coffee I glanced up and the sky had turned a marvelous orange reflecting off the cloud-cover. It was agonizing to be missing such a display of color and I headed back as quickly as I could, but I wasn't soon enough. If you are going to get up early for a sunset, always be sure that it is completely over with before heading home.



Grand Opening for Canyon Visitor Center

Yellowstone visitors in late summer will want to check out the new Canyon Visitor Education Center's grand opening on August 25. The new exhibits will focus on the park's volcano and geology stories, said Linda Young, deputy chief of interpretation.