|Yellowstone Transportation 1915|
Started for Canyon 7:30 a.m. Stopped at Apollinaris Spring and saw a Cinnamon Bear, Obsidian Cliff, Roaring Mountain, Twin Lakes, Bigah's Spring, and Frying Pan. Saw two black tail deer, Virginia Cascades, Wedded Trees.
Snowstorm about 5 miles from canyon. Highest altitude 8,221 feet. Arrived at Canyon Camp 12:15p.m. for lunch. Had ridden 25 miles. Saw Canyon Hotel. On drive saw Upper Falls 112. Followed Yellowstone River most of the way to Lake Camp (20 miles). Went thru Hayden Valley. Saw elk along way. Saw Antelope Creek and hill, Green Gable, Mud Geyser. Saw a grouse and many pelicans, hot pools and hot streams along the road. Drove along high mountains and deep valleys.
|Lake Camp 1915|
|Marguerite Hutchins far left. Lake Camp, Yellowstone 1915|
|Elk behind Lake Camp, Yellowstone National Park, 1915|
|Behind Lake Camp, Yellowstone 1915. You can see the lake and mountains in the background|
* * * * *My Notes:
This day seems extremely long to me! After all that travel, she started her job, helping with the kitchen work and preparing the tents. "Dudes" are vacationers (or tourists). She never mentions HOW she travelled. She didn't ride on horseback all that way, and it wasn't by train nor car in 1915. So, the photo I had of the carriage being pulled by 6 horses might be this trip... I had to take a guess as it wasn't labeled.
I love the last photo because my guess is the scene is vastly different today. Horses aren't quite as needed anymore. I wonder what it looks like today.
I also wonder what that tall pole is on the right hand side. Does anyone know?
The flickr site "HERE" has beautiful "wild" photos of animals that made Yellowstone their home then and now.
As I add more of these journal entries, the whole sequence of these "Images of the Past" can be found on my sidebar.
This is linked up to a fascinating blog: Sepia Saturday. Click HERE to check out other images from around the globe.