Sunday, January 2, 2011

Yellowstone National Park (6-3)


[1. 簡介] [2. 旅遊建議/食宿交通] [3. Sightseeing] [4. Winter Activities] [5. Wildlife Watching] [6. Day Hiking] [7. Other Activities] [8. Who's Who in the Park] [9. More about the Park] [10. 感想]


6. Day Hiking

[6-1. Mount Washburn] [6-2. Artists Paintpots] [6-3. Trails at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone] [6-4. Natural Bridge] [6-5. Ranger-Led Hike: Lupine Loop Walk] [6-6. Mystic Falls] [6-7. Bunsen Peak] [6-8. Beaver Ponds Loop] [6-9. Lone Star Geyser] [6-10. The Hoodoos] [6-11. Petrified Trees of Specimen Ridge] [6-12. Pelican Creek Nature Trail] [6-13. Cascade Lake] [6-14. Monument Geyser Basin] [6-15. Fairy Falls/Imperial Geyser] [6-16. Elephant Back Mountain] [6-17. Hellroaring Creek] [6-18. Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail]

6-3. Trails at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

除了在[3-10. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone(黃石大峽谷)]提到幾個停車後就有風景可以看的點以外,黃石大峽谷的周遭還有很多步道可以走,這邊主要介紹峽谷旁邊的三個步道,分別是Uncle Tom's Trail、Brink of Lower Falls與Red Rock Point,提供欣賞黃石大峽谷與Lower Falls的不同角度。這幾個步道雖然可能比較陡一點,但都不長,所以並不算難走,投資報酬率也都算不錯。

IMG_8599 Uncle Tom's Trail
Figure 6-3.1: Uncle Tom's Trail的步道口,位於黃石大峽谷的South Rim。

IMG_8594 Uncle Tom's Trail
Figure 6-3.2: 對於Uncle Tom's Trail的歷史介紹。

IMG_8593 Lower Falls from Uncle Tom's Trail
Figure 6-3.3: 從Uncle Tom's Trail看到的Lower Falls。

IMG_8584 Uncle Tom's Trail
Figure 6-3.4: 另一個從Uncle Tom's Trail看到的Lower Falls,可以看到一點彩虹。

IMG_8577 Uncle Tom's Trail
Figure 6-3.5: 從Uncle Tom's Trail看到的Brink of Lower Falls,有人在瀑布旁邊剛好可以對這瀑布的size比較有概念。

首先是Uncle Tom's Trail,這是在峽谷的South Rim,跟Upper Falls Viewpoint在同一個地方停車,這兩個地方再加上Artist Point是South Rim最多人去的地方。

Figure 6-3.1到Figure 6-3.5是這條步道的相關相片,主要是提供了不一樣欣賞Lower Falls的角度,而這地方距離Lower Falls比Artist Point近很多,所以比較可以感受到這瀑布的威力,雖然從Artist Point欣賞峽谷的角度比較好。因為Lower Falls是這步道的一個主要欣賞目標,適合早上走,運氣好還可以看到彩虹。

IMG_8622 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.6: Brink of Lower Falls在黃石大峽谷North Rim的第一個停車場,必須稍做hiking才能到。往下走大概十分到十五分會到,回程往上走會稍微辛苦些。

IMG_8624 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.7: 正在瀑布邊自拍的遊客。

IMG_8679 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.8: 傾洩的水流往黃石大峽谷。

IMG_8631 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.9: 這是往瀑布反方向看過去的景色,水流非常快並且很快就會往下傾洩。

IMG_8644 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.10: 招牌的峽谷壁,顏色與造型都很有特色。

黃石大峽谷的兩個瀑布都可以讓遊客走到瀑布旁邊由上而下欣賞瀑布的水傾洩而下的畫面,除了之前已經介紹過停完車後不用走幾步就可以看到的Brink of Upper Falls外,這邊要介紹的是Brink of Lower Falls。以我同時去過這兩個地方的經驗來看,Brink of Lower Falls比Brink of Upper Falls更值得去且觀賞效果更好,代價是得走個來回共一哩的步道,連同欣賞瀑布的時間大概在一小時內可以完成。

Figure 6-3.6到Figure 6-3.15是在Brink of Lower Falls照的,這個地方大致上可以說是跟South Rim的Artist Point互相對望,用相反的角度欣賞黃石大峽谷,也因此這地方適合下午到,尤其如果你想看到因瀑布濺起來的水汽形成的彩虹的話。Yosemite的Upper Falls、Vernal Falls與Nevada Falls也都提供了這種欣賞瀑布的角度,再加上黃石公園的Brink of Upper Falls,我認為黃石公園的Brink of Lower Falls是這五個裡面最精彩的。當你到黃石大峽谷時,我強烈推薦花點時間走到Brink of Lower Falls,視覺效果我覺得不輸South Rim的Artist Point。

IMG_8635 Brink of Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Figure 6-3.11: 另一個瀑布水往下傾洩的特寫。

IMG_7504 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park
Figure 6-3.12: 如果你是下午到這邊,有可能可以看到彩虹,搭配峽谷的效果相當不錯。

IMG_7431 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park
Figure 6-3.13: 實際上有彩虹有兩道,比較淡的是霓。

IMG_8663 Brink of the Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.14: 站在瀑布旁看巨量的水傾洩而下是有趣的經驗,旁邊不時有遊客進進出出,大家到了這邊都非常興奮。

IMG_2377 Artist Point
Figure 6-3.15: 這個是South Rim的Artist Point,兩邊可以互看。實際上,這裡也看得到等一下要介紹的Red Rock Point。

從North Rim Drive經過了Brink of Lower Falls後,會到達Lookout Point與Red Rock Point。如果沒空或不想走可以就近到Lookout Point看風景,有空的話可以走一下Red Rock Point,報酬是可以近距離欣賞到Lower Falls,Figure 6-3.16之後的相片是這個步道的景色。

如果你想跟Lower Falls這一張到此一遊照的話,Red Rock Point可能是最好的地方。如果你早上來且出現彩虹,這地方有可能比South Rim的Artist Point與Uncle Tom's Trail的效果好,有空的話可以試試看,畢竟這步道不長,走到終點大概十分鐘左右。

IMG_2491 Red Rock Trail
Figure 6-3.16: Red Rock Point就在Lookout Point的旁邊,不想走可以只在Lookout Point看,想進一點看Lower Falls可以走一下Red Rock Point這個步道。

IMG_2494 Red Rock Trail
Figure 6-3.17: 不用走多久就可以看到Lower Falls了。

IMG_2498 Lower Falls
Figure 6-3.18: 這是Red Rock Point的終點看到的Lower Falls。

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[6-1. Mount Washburn] [6-2. Artists Paintpots] [6-3. Trails at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone] [6-4. Natural Bridge] [6-5. Ranger-Led Hike: Lupine Loop Walk] [6-6. Mystic Falls] [6-7. Bunsen Peak] [6-8. Beaver Ponds Loop] [6-9. Lone Star Geyser] [6-10. The Hoodoos] [6-11. Petrified Trees of Specimen Ridge] [6-12. Pelican Creek Nature Trail] [6-13. Cascade Lake] [6-14. Monument Geyser Basin] [6-15. Fairy Falls/Imperial Geyser] [6-16. Elephant Back Mountain] [6-17. Hellroaring Creek] [6-18. Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail]

[1. 簡介] [2. 旅遊建議/食宿交通] [3. Sightseeing] [4. Winter Activities] [5. Wildlife Watching] [6. Day Hiking] [7. Other Activities] [8. Who's Who in the Park] [9. More about the Park] [10. 感想]

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