Tie a Yellow Ribbon
As a final farewell we agree to get up very early and watch the sunrise on Artists point at the Canyon, on the short drive there we are rewarded with our first sight of a wolf crossing the road and then a vision of glowing white against the woods. The Canyon, basking in the morning sun shimmers, before the clouds emerge bringing this to dance of colour and light to an abrupt conclusion, as if to suggest we should be on the road again.
Leaving Yellowstone feels easier to take than the Tetons, I sense its because we’ve been here enough time to view everything we wanted to on this visit. There’s definitely enough time for the features to retain a firm hold of our imagination without them becoming expected and then common place. So in terms of the project the Yellowstone phase has been perfect, with every drive out to a feature our knowledge and imagination reminds us of the original Hayden expedition. Moran and Jackson’s struggle to reach areas, now very accessible, and their reaction to seeing such phenomena. My background research has added a dimension to the Journey and this has been a revelation to me in terms of future travel, and the hope of a return here.