Monday, August 16, 2010

Yellowstone Thermals, Part II

Spending four days in a park with more than 10,000 thermal features gives you too many pictures for one blog post. So here's part two, starting with a view of the Geyser Hill Loop Trail in the Old Faithful area at sunrise.

A well-timed stop at Plume Geyser, or "Plum Geezer" as Zak read it.

Castle Geyser.

Danelle was smart enough to actually include the signs with the names of the features in their pictures.

Morning Glory Pool.

Beehive Geyser going off.

The runoff from Excelsior Geyser at Midway Geyser Basin pours into the Firehole River.

Opal Pool.

Grand Prismatic Spring. The view is much better from above, but we couldn't find time to make the walk.

Back in the 1880s Excelsior Geyser apparently had numerous eruptions up to 300 feet. Today it's just a big spring, but a REALLY colorful one.

Click here for Part I.

1 comment:

Orontes said...

Gorgeous! Sucks that was so grey