August 9, 2014

Hiking Slough Creek

We first hiked Yellowstone's Slough Creek trail in 1977.
Slough Creek, first meadow
It hasn't changed much in all these years, except for an increase in fly fishermen.
Slough Creek, second meadow
Second meadow, reflection
The meadows are as beautiful,
the wildflowers as abundant.
Fish on!
The cuttthroat trout are still wary and a challenge to catch.
Every year, ducks raise their families in the river.
We've never seen anyone at the first meadow's ranger cabin, but we did meet a ranger on the trail this time.  Even though the Lamar River is more productive, fish-wise, the Slough Creek hike remains a favorite for its beauty and the memories.


  1. It's beautiful! I love your photos and I can't wait to get back here again. One of my all time favorite places to visit.

  2. This is a gorgeous area for a hike, even if the fish aren't biting. I really enjoyed your photos.

  3. What a beautiful place, I especially love the reflections in the water, the ducks and the wildflowers.

  4. What a glorious place - beautiful at any time of year, I'm sure, though perhaps not always as accessible.

  5. Fabulous scenery, Janie - and you avoided the crowds.

  6. Oh My--what gorgeous photos of Yellowstone. Makes me yearn to go back there. We loved EVERYTHING about Yellowstone... SO gorgeous...

    Maybe the fish will be biting --IF you go back!!!

  7. The soul rejoice to the distance the eyes travel, and stills become a perennial source of joy for those who cannot reach the location yonder. Such tranquil atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

  8. How nice to spend time in a place that has retained its natural beauty over the years.

  9. It looks serene. Love seeing the ducklings. XO

  10. What a beautiful place. I remember as a kid, dad telling me to not let the fish see me.

  11. Look at those cute ducklings! :D The flowers, meadows, and creek are absolutely gorgeous!




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