Geysers/hot springs, Yellowstone National Park
This Geyser was named I think the Dragon's Lair. It would huff and puff smoke out the cave, every once in a while water would spew out.
This is the geyser that the basin is named after. It looks exactly like a vat of white paint boiling over
The highlight of this basin is a large crater created by the eruption of one of the geysers. In this picture you can see the steam rise from the crater.
a short 1/4 mile walk from Old Faithful this spectacular geyser goes off twice daily on a fairly unpredictable schedule. I happened to be lucky enough to catch it during an eruption.
This Geyser has built up a cone a few feet off shore. The influx of the warm spring water makes the lake look like tropical waters in this area.
Impressive in size but infrequent and unpredictable. This old Faithful area geyser has the beginning of a cone growing around it.
A camera can not do this place justice,the colors you see with your eyes are far superior to anything a camera can produce.
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.
Boiling water and cool air temperatures made for a steamy outing .Don't forget the sun block here if the sun's out you will be burned.The ultraviolet rays are 30% grater at 7500'.
April is a good time to visit yellowstone as the crows are none existent.I was very lucky to get the week I had as it rained once and snowed the day I left.
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.
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.....
This view is from the front of Old Faithful Inn early in the morning. In the distance the steam raises from several geisers and fumeroles.
West Thumb is so called because the inlet resembles a thumb of the greater Yellowstone Lake. Many mudpots and fumaroles are found here, accompanied by the pungent sulfurous odor.
The West Thumb Geyser Basin is interesting indeed, although not as large or active as the Old Faithful area. Still, the beutiful lake in the background makes it a must stop.