We went to Old Faithful on the last day in Yellowstone. It was so fun! Old Faithful erupts about every 60-110 minutes. It erupts 140 feet in the air, but has been known to erupt 190 feet. Old Faithful was named in 1870. It was the first geyser to receive a name. The water temperature was 244 F°, proving that the geyser really lives up to it’s name.
How does it erupt? (no searching online)
Watching the geyser erupt
Next we stopped in Jackson Hole. We stayed at the Hotel Jackson. It was great! Here is a picture of me and my brother Owen.
Have you ever been to Jackson Hole?
Lying in bed at the Hotel Jackson
After a good sleep, we went up the Rendezvous Mountain tram, which has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the United States. There was a waffle place at the top. They had the best waffles!
Me eating my excellent waffle
After that we went to the Grand Tetons. They looked so cool! Here is a picture of them. The Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929. It is located near the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
What is your favorite mountain range?
The Grand Tetons!
We left at around 6 p.m and got to Pendleton at around 10:30. Pendleton is home to the famous Pendleton Round-Up which is held every year in September. It was founded in 1910 and has grown to be one of the top ten largest rodeos in the world. My grandparents go watch it each year. The next day we got up and hit the road for Sun Valley. On the way we went through Baker City, Ontario, and Boise. We stayed at the Tamarack Lodge in Ketchum and then explored Sun Valley. We went biking, got some ice cream, and listened to the symphony. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony was founded in 1985. It’s the largest free-admission symphony in America. Back in Ketchum, we ate breakfast. I got a croissant sandwich with egg and ham. It tasted so good!!!
Have you ever been to Sun Valley? Have you ever been to the Round-Up?
Biking with my brother in Sun Valley
In front of the flag at the Sun Valley Symphony
“Let ‘er buck” at the home of the Pendleton Roundup!
These are some horses at the round-up
This is my grandpa in front of the statue at the round-up
I went on a road trip this summer! We went to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. We went through Hood River, Pendleton, La Grande, and Baker City in Oregon. In Idaho, we went through Boise, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Idaho Falls, and Swan Valley (population 241). In Wyoming, we went through Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. For Montana we went to Big Sky and Gardiner. I liked going to Old Faithful, biking in Sun Valley, and staying just north of Yellowstone so we could get there early. Have you been to Yellowstone?
Bald Mountain behind the Sun Valley opera house. The lines on “Baldy” are ski runs