Yellowstone 4th day
We started the day at 38 degrees.
Today, we plan to hike a couple of trails. To our disappointment, the trail head for one of them was blocked by a construction crew. It looks like they are about to repave the parking area.
Instead we went to our second trail. It is the Natural Bridge Trail which is 2.9 miles and an elevation change of 131 feet. Most of the trail was fairly flat but to get to the top of the natural bridge was pretty steep. It was a pretty if small “bridge”. From the small stream that flows under it to the top of the bridge is only 51 feet.
The bridge spans about 15 feet and is about 6 feet wide and deep. We could see an obvious crack running from top to bottom so it may only be here for a few more years.
We did get a surprise. As we walked up to the bridge, two marmots were sunning themselves on a large rock just 10 feet off the trail. They were not afraid of us and barely took notice as we passed by them.
A short loop trail took us up to the top of the bridge. We did not walk on the bridge. There was a path behind it that crossed the stream to the other side.
There were some nice views and a few pretty flowers.
After the hike, we returned to look around the small store at the marina. Shawna wanted one of the Wyoming beers. As with most craft beers, it has an interesting name. This one is called Moose Drool.
Last, we parked at the Fishing Bridge parking lot to get some cell service and to wait out a storm that was passing over the lake. We never got wet so the truck is still really needs a bath.
On our way back home for dinner, we had 4 deer run across the road.
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