Our guide who so graciously drove us through Yellowstone timed things perfectly. We would go to places when few or no people were around. Having a sense that you have the whole park all to yourself is amazing. Falls like these really speak to you when there’s nobody else around. Note the large hole in the snow over the river here. We went on approaching a place to have a picnic…snow shoe hares had frequented the trail…I can only wonder what they will eat for lunch. The tour company did this all right. We approached Old Faithful and saw some yurts. We had seen these before but never went inside…they were wonderfully warm and heated by pellet burning stoves…it was lunch time! After a short bathroom break we went to the main even…Old Faithful. Like clockwork this geyser lived up to its name. It’s awesome even in the summer but the cold air made it even more magnificent. I never get tired of the exhilaration I experience when seeing this . The sound, the steam, the power. This geyser is good to the last drop. Reluctantly we began to head back to our vehicle…Goodbye Old Faithful, I wish we could be more faithful to visit. Leaving this area a Bison committee was there to see us off. Seeing them this close I can believe they kill more people than bears. We learned from our guide that ‘girls have curls’…so can you tell if this one is a boy or girl? Straighter horns = boy…who knew? We went on clutching the National Park version of Monopoly we bought in the tourist shop…we just played it for the first time last night. Stay warm my friends.