The thermals were so unbelievably blue. And our weather was fantastic the entire trip which made them appear fathomless. I think my favorite were the fumaroles.
What can I say about Old Faithful? I think that winter was the perfect time to be in Yellowstone for the first time. I think the West is calling me. I can definitely see myself working in Yellowstone or living in Montana. Or Alaska. Maybe my New Year's resolution should be to figure out what the hell I want to do with my life...
There was a blanket of snow at least a foot deep over all the trees creating what they call 'snow ghosts'. I have a crappy point and shoot camera, but I was really impressed with how well it took pictures and I just love the way the snow looks covering everything.
In an awesome coincidence, Tracy just happened to be in Yellowstone at the exact same time I was so we got to spend New Year's Eve together! I haven't seen Tracy since I left Juneau, but she is one of those friends where you can not talk for months - or even years - and the second you meet up somewhere you take up right where you left off. It was good times and I miss that girl!
The circle of life. Kinda gross, but amazing at the same time.