Friday, September 28, 2012

A Late Yellowstone Autumn Day

There is a definite crispness to the air in northwestern Wyoming during these late September days. In fact, I find a thickening frost on car windshields every morning after overnight temperatures dip below freezing. The glimmering, shimmering, steaming months of Yellowstone Summer 2012 have departed and left in their wake the vibrant hues and chill of autumn. 

Flaming aspens on Terrace Mountain

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Old Faithful From The Inn Side

Gushing geysers! Murky mud pots! Steaming sapphire pools! Thriving thermophiles!  I’ve got a creeping case of volcanic hydrothermal overload! Isn’t there anything else in Yellowstone to see? 

Why, yes, actually, there is. For something totally different, try a 45–minute guided tour of the Old Faithful Inn. 

Old Faithful Inn


Friday, September 14, 2012

Acid Trip – Norris Geyser Basin

It’s not easy to describe the wonder that is Norris Geyser Basin, and so I won’t even try. Words simply cannot do it justice. However, here are some photos and facts about this astonishing place. 


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Porcelain Basin in Norris Geyser Basin

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What Not To Do In A Thermal Area

Eeew! It’s green, it’s slimy, and it’s moving! It’s alive! 

We must be on a trail in Yellowstone.

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