Geysers/hot springs, Yellowstone National Park

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    Norris Geyser Basin - Porcelain Springs

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This hot spring got its name from its color. The water / mud combination is a brilliant blue and white.

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    Norris Geyser Basin - Steamboat Geyser

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Known for its great amount of constant steam. This is one of Yellowstones tallest geysers. However, its eruptions are irregular.

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    Norris Geyser Basin- Cistern Springs

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This spring is connected to the Steamboat geyser. The water will completely disappear during a Steamboat geyser eruption.

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    Norris Geyser Basin - Pork Chop Geyser

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This geyser suffered a fairly recent violent eruption as evidenced by the rocks around it. The geyser basin is ever changing as former geysers and springs go dormant and new ones erupt.

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    Sulphur Cauldron

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is one of the more surreal and also smelly of the hot springs. This area looks like one would imagine a volcano cauldron.

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    More from West Thumb.

    by pfsmalo Written Nov 23, 2009

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    Although one of the smaller basins, West Thumb keeps up with its rivals for superb colouring in some of the pools.

    Crust on the edge of Black Pool. Black Pool. Abyss Pool Hot bubbling from Twin Geyser but no eruption!!!! Looking across Ephedra Pool to the lake.

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    Midway Geyser Basin - Grand Prismatic Spring.

    by pfsmalo Written Nov 20, 2009

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    The be-all and end-all of hot coloured pools.

    Have a look at the off the beaten path tip to get a better view of the Spring.

    Coloured trails from the pool. Thermophiles in full regalia. Travertine terraces. More terracing under hot water.

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    Explosive!

    by skanda Written Jul 6, 2007

    Don't just visit Old faithful Geyser, but take the time to walk the boardwalks of at least one geyserbasin. You will never see such a sight again!

    Grand Geyser Riverside Geyser Colourfull hot spring

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    The biggest--In Norris Geyser Basin

    by Segolily Written Jun 3, 2007

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    You really have to be lucky to see this one go off, it hasn't for two years. But when it goes it is the tallest and would be awesome. Just for fun it sputters hot water up to 2-3 feet.

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    Steamboat Geyser

    by projectmatt Written Aug 9, 2004

    Steamboat Geyser, at Norris Geyser Basin, is the world's tallest active geyser and has infrequent and unpredictable eruptions reaching 300-400 feet.

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    Mud Volcano

    by vincentf Updated Jul 15, 2003

    This particular area is filled with hot springs and mud pots in a dirty brown/black colour due to its high mud content.

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    Geysers and hotsprings

    by GreenMtn.Man Updated May 13, 2003

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    There is a 2.5 mile walk around all these gysers in the Basin Aera. Old Faithful is here but make it a point to see the rest of this area ,a lot of the other Gysers have much more character.

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    Geysers and hotsprings

    by GreenMtn.Man Updated May 13, 2003

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    It amazes me that people would even think of throwing trash in this geyser.The Park Service claim that the colors are not as bright due to people cloging the geyser with trash,rocks, coins,ect.....

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    Geysers and hot springs

    by GreenMtn.Man Updated May 13, 2003

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    A camera can not do this place justice,the colors you see with your eyes are far superior to anything a camera can produce.

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    Geysers and hotsprings

    by GreenMtn.Man Written May 13, 2003

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    This thing looks like it belongs on another planet it was one of my favorites.This geyser is one that you must walk a mile or so to get to,but there are others along the way.

    Is this still earth?
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