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Norris

Geyser Basin Area

The Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest geyser basin in the park. I DO NOT recommend an afternoon exploration when it is hitting the high 80s and low 90s in this area; been there done that!


(Photo by RSheridan)

1st Thought – WOW!!!


(Photo by RSheridan)

2nd Thought – MORPHED to Another Land or What?!?


(Photo by RSheridan)

Steaming


(Photos by RSheridan)

Explosive


Steamboat Geyser (Photos by RSheridan)

Interesting Fact:  Steamboat Geyser is the tallest active geyser in the world. Steamboat Geyser erupts over 300 feet into the air.

Take in the Ranger-led talk at Steamboat Geyser to learn more about Steamboat Geyser.

Venting

Boiling


One HOT Tub – Do Not Enter Though! (Photos by RSheridan)

Colorful


Emerald Spring (Photos by RSheridan)

The color of Emerald Spring is created by the sunlight filtering through the water. Here’s the kicker though! The color lures you in, then you feel the heat coming off the spring and then WHAM! nasty sulpher stink (makes you want to gag and run away).

Mud Pot


Get Your Spa On, NOT! (Photo by RSheridan)

Some Hot, Angry Geysers in this Basin!


Old Faithful – Part 1

Geysers Galore!

Check Out – Old Faithful – Part 2

1st Stop – Old Faithful

Just the Facts!

  • Average Interval between Eruptions is about 93 minutes
  • Eruptions last  1 1/2 to 5 minutes
  • Old Faithful Expels 3,700 to 8,400 gallons of boiling water
  • Old Faithful reaches a height of 106 to 184 feet


(Photos by RSheridan)

2nd Stop – Watching Old Faithful Erupt


(Photos by RSheridan)

3rd Stop – Checking Out the Geyser Basin

You might want to consider a Ranger-led Geyser tour of the Old Faithful Geyser Basin. I Did and Learned A Lot! The Geyser Hill Walk is about a 1 1/4 mile walk and takes about 1 1/2 hours. Geyser Hill offers the greatest concentration of geysers.


Beehive Geyser


Old Faithful in the Background (Photos by RSheridan)


Castle Geyser Erupting


Castle Geyser Cool, Calm and Collected (Photos by RSheridan)

HUGE Disappointment

Told that the Grand Geyser should be going off this morning (around 10:20 am). So took a seat on the benches at 9:45 am to get ready for the BIG SHOW and waited and waited some more. Left at 11:45 am and here’s the HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT; Grand went off at 12:05 pm – Dang, Bummer!!!


Grand Geyser Area (Photos by RSheridan)


Lion Group of Geysers and One of the Geysers is Erupting (Photo by RSheridan)


Grotto Geyser – A Fav! (Photo by RSheridan)

BEWARE of the Sawmill Geyser – HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE


Going Nutso!


Finally CALM & OUT of Water. This Geyser was like a Machine Gun Going OFF! (Photos by RSheridan)


Giant Geyser


Closeup of Giant Geyser (Photos by RSheridan)

Pools

So WORTH the Hike Out to See the Morning Glory Pool!


(Photos by RSheridan)


Chromatic Pool – This Pool Spoke to My Photographic Eye! (Photo by RSheridan)

Belgian Pool


Belgian Pool – Another COOL Pool! (Photo by RSheridan)


Yellowstone National Park

America’s 1st National Park

I am so excited to see the beauty that Yellowstone has to offer! I have the song “Home on the Range” playing in my head that is how excited I truly am to see this National Treasure.

“Home on the Range”

1st Verse: Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam,

5th Verse: How often at night when the heavens are bright with the light of the glittering stars,

6th Verse: Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours,

Checking Off Items on the Travel Bucket List

Item #1

A NEW State; Idaho! I have not been to Idaho and I am looking forward to exploring the Idaho Falls and Twin Falls areas. I have a feeling that WATER will be a recurring item on this trip. Falls, Geyers, Lakes – Oh My!

Item #2

The Beautiful Yellowstone National Park! First up camping in Yellowstone. Hopefully by camping in two different areas will put a dent in this park on the first visit. Next up hiking and wildlife viewing in Yellowstone.

The Canyon area of Yellowstone offers the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone and Hayden Valley (great area to view the locals; wildlife that is!). The Grant Village area of Yellowstone offers Yellowstone Lake and other great outdoor adventures. The Old Faithful area of Yellowstone I hope does not disappoint with the Old Faithful Geyser and I would love to check out the Old Faithful Inn.

Item #3

The Grand Tetons National Park! Going to do a drive through and hopefully stop along the way through to check out the beauty of this place. Making a stop in the Jackson, Wyoming area. Enjoy the Wide Open Places!

Please Share Your Experiences with Yellowstone. Love to hear what you like, loved, hot spots, etc.

Happy Traveling, Exploring & Adventuring Everyone!!!


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