On the 12th January 2016, long term members of PNTA, Graham and Daphne Morgan shared photos and stories of their USA trip in 2014 to Wyoming and Montana.
The mountain scenery of the Grand Teton National Park, to the south of Yellowstone, at an altitude of 7000 feet, was striking.
There was much wildlife to see with herds of elk that would come to town, or groups of bison that would slowly make their way across the highway. Rangers were on hand to make sure that visitors didn’t go too close to the animals.
Graham and Daphne had to book ahead to stay near the “Old Faithful” geyser, at Yellowstone. Boardwalks make it possible to wander around the hot pools, without burning the feet.
In that park, forest fires are accepted as part of the natural cycle, and are not “fought”.
Another area visited was the site of the battle of Little Bighorn.
There was a lively question time, when the pronunciation of “geyser” was discussed. The Americans say “guy-ser”, as opposed to to the Brits who may turn cockney for a “geezer”.
In the vote of thanks, Ann Huntley said how much we had enjoyed the stories and the photos, and that we looked forward to hearing about future excursions.
Photos by Graham and Daphne Morgan. Report by Andrew Weaver