Friday, August 17, 2012

Lower and Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River are well worth the time to go and see. The Upper Falls are close the the Lower Falls, but the Lower Falls are more breathtaking. I have one image of the Upper Falls in this post and the rest are of the Lower Falls, the Yellowstone River, Uncle Tom's Trail, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

There are a few vantage points from which you can see the Lower Falls. One is from down river where  one can see the falls, the river, and the canyon. It is quite impressive to see. You can drive close to this location and you do not have to walk much to get a good view. 
Another place you can get a good view of the Lower Falls is along Uncle Tom's Trail at the top of the canyon and down to Uncle Tom's Point. The trail does require walking, and if you go down to Uncle Tom's Point you will have to descend and climb quite a bit. Mae sure you are in shape to do it.
The third place is Uncle Tom's Point. From this place you get up close and personal with the Lower Falls. It descends below the the top of the falls and is close to it. If you are able to make the climb down and up the many stairs I would highly suggest doing it. If you want to go to this point but you want to cut out a bunch of hiking I would start from the east parking lot by the Upper Falls.
The fourth place is on the north side of the Falls right at the drop off of the Lower Falls. We did not go there but we got a good view of the people who where there.

The Upper Falls is quite nice. There is more greenery around it and you can see it from a few vantage points. We did not spend much time there because of the hiking we had done and because of the many photos I had taken of the Lower Falls.

All in all I highly suggest going to the Lower and Upper Falls when you visit Yellowstone National Park.

4 photo panorama - Lower Falls, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

My wife and I with the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in the background

23 photo panorama - Lower Falls and Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Lower Falls and Yellowstone River, in the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park


Lower Falls and Yellowstone River, in the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Lower Falls and Yellowstone River, in the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone River in the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

My wife and the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Me and the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

4 photo panorama - The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

5 photo panorama - The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

My wife and I (and mother people) at the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Stairs of Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

Stairs of Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

View of the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone River from Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

View of the the Yellowstone River from Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

View of the the Yellowstone River from Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

A section of Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

View of the the Yellowstone River from Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

View of the the Yellowstone River from Uncle Tom's Trail to the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

4 photo panorama - The Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park

3 comments:

  1. GLEN! A 23 photo panorama? You're insane. It looks awesome though. These are some great pictures.

    Will

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  2. 23 photos is nothing, Will. You should take a look at some of my other images. In the post after this one (Virginia Cascade, Norris, Sheepeater Cliff, and more of Yellowstone) I have a 56 photo panorama. I have a 52 photo panorama in my Point Arena post. I also have a 59 photo panorama in my Agate Beach Panorama post as well as in my Monument Valley, Mexican Hat & Valley of the Gods.

    I am glad you like them. In the Agate Beach Panorama post I show zoomed in portions of the images to show how big it is in real life. It is hard to put images on line that would be gigantic if they were to be printed.

    It can take a long time to put the larger panoramas together. In fact, when I was making the Agate Beach Panorama it took me a month to put it together. The computer couldn't handle it. The computer program tried and then gave up so I had to do the whole thing by hand. It was insane and I am sure I was crazy for doing it. I now have a better computer but even it slows a bit on some of the panoramas.

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  3. thanks for sharing.

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