The Treasure Hunt in Yellowstone Day Two
Okay, so we did not find it the first day. No problem. We are off again after a great breakfast in Big Sky. Today we decided to start where warm waters halt… the entrance to Yellowstone and go not too far but too far to walk and take the canyon down. The first canyon down is Firehole canyon. This makes sense as maybe there is a blaze in Firehole canyon. First we take the Firehole Falls one way road and stop at several places that look good, scramble down to the river several times, but no home of Brown and no blaze. It is a beautiful area though. Then we see the Nez Perce patrol cabin on the map. We are excited again! That might be the house of Brown as it is the name of the famous Indian tribe that lived in this area, so we head to the first trail below the cabin. This is the Mary Mountain trail. We have our bear bells and bear spray and no food so we feel safe, although it does feel like you can not be meek to hike in. We hike in about a mile and a half and see a small creek leading to the river. We take it and don’t need a paddle. We get to the river and look all over, but no blaze and no treasure. So, the next stop is to see Old Faithful. We can’t pass that by. Old Faithful is a treasure in it’s self so we don’t feel too bad and tomorrow is another day. It was not quite as exciting as the buffalo day, but more beautiful and we are out there hiking around places we would never have seen. We are dead tired and head back to Big Sky for dinner and a drink.