Summit of the Upper Falls, Yellowstone River. Yellowstone Park, Wyo., U.S.A.
figureposted on 01.01.1910, 00:00 authored by B.L. Singley
SUMMIT OF THE UPPER FALLS, YELLOWSTONE PARK. A steamer trip across Yellowstone lake is a ride never to be forgotten. The clear, pure, deep waters, the meandering, wooded shores, the graceful islands, and the surrounding lofty, snow-draped mountains, all conspire to make the trip a delight. The steamer always stops at Dot Island to give the passengers a chance to see a collection of buffalo, elk, deer, antelope and mountain sheep that are kept on the island during the summer, for the pleasure of those who take the steamer. Wise ones leave the coaches at the Thumb and across the lake by boat, thereby reaching the lake Hotel, at the outlet, ahead of the coaches. Here an excellent hotel and rare trout fishing make one feel that "life is worth living." When ready to move on, we take the coaches again for a sixteen mile ride down through Hayden Valley, along the banks of the Yellowstone River--often so close to the water's edge that from one's seat in the coach he may look down into the clear waters and see hundreds of big trout moving leisurely about or suddenly rising to the surface, to take in a bit of breakfast that has come his way. Nearing the Grand Canyon the river is compressed, and the waters--turned on edge--dash nervously but heroically into the narrowing gorge whose rugged walls cuff them about and tease them into hissing anger as they rush to the brink of the Upper Falls--and hen plunge into the canyon below.