United States YL from the NW Corner of West Thumb

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Lewis Kemper

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Yellowstone Lake is the largest, high altitude lake (above 7,000) in North America. The lake is approximately 20 miles (32.2 km) long by 14 miles (22.5 km) wide. It has 141 miles (227 km) of shoreline of which only approximately 28 miles is accessible by car. Typically the lake freezes over in late December and thaws in late May or early June. There are many locations to view Yellowstone Lake of which this is just one. Take the time to explore the lake from several locations and at different times of day.

The Grand Loop Road circles around West Thumb, a large bay on the lake. At the northwest corner of this bay there is a sandbar offshore that cuts across that portion of the lake creating a little pool of water. From here you can photograph the pool of water with the sandbar in the middle ground and Mt. Sheridan in the background.

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