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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Yellowstone River ( #AtoZChallenge )

One of the spectacular aspects of rivers is the presence of waterfalls.  Some rivers have none while some have many. Some waterfalls tower while others merely cascade.  The water flows when, where, and how it must and goes where it will...



  #AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter Y


Yellowstone River

Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River (Wikipedia)

      Rivers are everywhere.  We might tend not to notice the rivers because they have always been there and they are always there.  One river leads to another and another until that one final river merges into the sea.  The Yadkin River of North Carolina joins the  Uwharrie River, to become the Pee Dee River which continues into South Carolina.

      Go to Mississippi and you will find the Yalobusha River which eventually joins the Tallahatchie River to become the Yazoo River.  Mississippi has a number of rivers with names derived from native languages that make for interesting pronunciation challenges.  How about the Yockanookany River – can you say it quickly three times?   Then there is the Youghiogheny River in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Maybe it's time for something simple instead.

       I give you the Yellow River.  Oh wait, there's the Yellow River of Alabama and Florida, and the Yellow River in Indiana, or the Yellow River in Iowa. Apparently that was a popular name back in the river naming days.  And it is easy to say and to spell.

       Thinking of Yellow I turn to one of my favorite rivers--the Yellowstone River running for 692 miles though Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.  The river runs through Yellowstone National Park where there are some impressive sights such as Yellowstone Falls.  Interstate 94 follows along the Yellowstone for much of the way across Montana as the river heads to its final destination of the Missouri River.  

        Yes the rivers just keep on rolling, one river to the next.

        

         Have you visited Yellowstone National Park?  Do you have a favorite waterfall?  Which rivers have you followed for considerable distance as you drove a highway?   

       



18 comments:

  1. Wonderful write Lee and that waterfall photo is really superb.

    Have a good day.
    One more to go.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yvonne, waterfalls make for splendid photos or paintings.

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  2. I've never been to Yellowstone or anywhere out that way, but hope to travel around out west one day. Perhaps add it to retirement plans, if that ever happens or if I make it that long. Out in our little corner of western NC there are tons of falls, all with their own grandeur even if not the size of the ones out there.

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    1. Press, hope you make it to Yellowstone one day, but it's hard to beat the part of the country where you are.

      Lee

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  3. Yes we've been to Yellowstone several times and I would love to go again sometime. Traffic and crowds can be bigger than we like, but it is beautiful country with plenty to see.

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    1. Marcy, Yellowstone is one of those places you can visit on a regular basis and always find something new to see.

      Lee

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  4. 692 miles!? WOW!

    Today's Jethro Tull song:
    http://tao-talk.com/2021/04/29/a2z-2021-jethro-tull-songs-day-25-year-one-skating-away-on-the-ice-of-a-new-day-from-war-child-1974/


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    1. Jade, I was rather amazed by the lengths of many of the rivers I included in my A to Z series.

      Lee

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  5. I've been to Yellowstone. It was really a magical place. So many wonders.

    I think my favorite waterfall(s) were on Maui. We dared the Road to Hana, and I have to say it was one of the best experiences. The route was everything they warned about, but the hidden gems!! I don't remember the names, but there were a series of waterfalls that were magnificent.

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    1. Stuart, I've seen the waterfalls on Maui in photos and videos. They are spectacular in their beauty. Maybe I'll make it there one day, but probably not.

      Lee

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  6. I've yet to visit Yellowstone. But I understand the waterfall has some spectacular moonbows.
    I once walked 180 ft up the slippery terraced waterfalls of Dunn's River. We had to form a human-chain so as not to lose anybody in the process. It was quite an adventure.
    I really love the waterfalls that form when the snow melts in the mountains.
    We're almost to the finish line!

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    1. Diedre, I hadn't heard about the moonbows and I was never there at night to see one. I've hiked to some hidden falls in the Great Smokies. It's fun to go to places that are not normally visited by many.

      Lee

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  7. Lee,

    I have not been to Yellowstone. The furthest west we've been is St. Louis. One day, we hope to take a trip out west to visit some of the popular national parks. Perhaps after DH retires we can afford the time needed for an extensive stay away from home.

    Yosemite Sam Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch

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    1. Cathy, hope you can make it to Yellowstone one day. To me this is one of the must see places in the U.S.

      Lee

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  8. I have been to Yosemite back in 2005, and we love it! Beautiful national Park, one of my US favorite!

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    1. Frederique, Yosemite is definitely a place to visit!

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