Geysers and hot springs

Old Faithful - Of Course! But a picture doesn't add the pressure pops as the water spews high, or the thumping of steaming drops as they pour onto the rocks.

Old Faithful – Of Course! But a picture doesn’t add the sound or pressure pops as the water spews high, or the thumping of steaming drops as they pour onto the rocks.

Mammoth Hot Springs was impressive and the steam rose off the creeks and puddles.

Mammoth Hot Springs was impressive and even the run-off creeks were steamy. As the weather was awesome our whole trip, the mineral stains and crater edges were very colorful.

We crossed the continental divide a few times but only took a picture after kayaking on Louis Lake.

We crossed the continental divide a few times but only took a picture after kayaking on Louis Lake.

The Firehole Lake Drive pavement was melting and crumbling, and the wooden bridges sinking. These views may  soon be inaccessible to tourists.

The Firehole Lake Drive pavement was melting and crumbling, and the wooden bridges sinking. These views may soon be inaccessible to tourists.

Great Fountain Geyser is also taking over the surrounding safe zones.

Great Fountain Geyser is also taking over the surrounding safe zones. A picture may represent a thousand words but for these natural wonders a picture lacks odors, heat, or the vibration under our feet.

This was a well names spring.

This is a well named spring.

The roiling steam and popping noises really made it sound like a dragon within. :D

The roiling steam and popping noises really made it sound like a dragon within. 😀

Arkkade was interested in the SMELLS - sulfur surrounded us. But the sights were too cool (hot!) to pass.

Arkkade was interested in the SMELLS – sulfur surrounded us. But the sights were too cool (hot!) to pass. This was just one of those side-of-the-road things.

There was more star holes and rainbows around Old Faithful.

There were star holes and rainbows around Old Faithful. This blue star hole is deep, very blue, bubbling and steamy. It’s also crystal clear and the edges looked fragile and transparent like they were made out of sugar.

The bison and wildlife weren't as big a deal to us as knowing we were high in the wilderness on top of a caldera.

The bison and wildlife were – okay – just not as big a deal as knowing we were high in the wilderness on top of the world and within a caldera.

There’s still more vacation pics and a story or two to share…

About Terri Patrick
Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

2 Responses to Geysers and hot springs

  1. Rose L. says:

    I remember that YEARS ago we saw Yellowstone and the paint pots had so much color but several years later they had changed a lot. Isn’t it so interesting and scary ayt the same time!

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  2. Trish says:

    Gorgeous photos!

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