Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Union Falls Hike
One of the blessing of living in Southeast Idaho is that we are very close to some world class hikes in the Tetons and Yellowstone. One of our favorites, which we do almost every summer is Union Falls in Yellowstone. Union Falls is the tallest waterfall in Yellowstone and nearby is Ouzel Falls, a hot spring swimming hole which is just the perfect temperature for a summer dip.
The hike is 16 miles round trip, which makes this great swimming hole hard enough to reach that usually, and thankfully this year, we have the place all too ourselves. The only unwelcome guests were an unusual number of horse flies and mosquitoes, hence we ate our lunches mostly submerged.
This year the hiking party included Dale, Reese, Taylor, Steve, Jenna and her friend Melinda.