Looping in Yellowstone on the way to Cody, Wyoming

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The bright sun and the heat of July have made it to the Northwest. Fortunately, there is virtually no humidity (still hot just not so sweaty). We left Idaho and stopped to hike the North Rim Trail of the Grand Canyon area of Yellowstone. We were given instructions at the Visitor Center on how to be noisy hikers to keep the bears at bay, eek! (Keep up a loud conversation, clap, whistle, occasionally say “hey bears..stay away!”) We might have appeared crazy, but we followed directions and are unscathed. As we exited the one mile wooded path, where we never crossed another hiker, we arrived at another trailhead where there were so many tourists it startled us more than wild animals. The trail was filled with amazing views of the gorge and the waterfall. The most challenging area was a steep path called Red Rocks which brought us down switchbacks…

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