Here was our journey into Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks yesterday.
|Maps Courtesy of NPS web site|
As in all of these delicate geothermal areas, walking on the boardwalks are essential for the preservation of these areas and for the safety of the visitors. Some of the ground "crust" is very thin and the very real threat of breaking through the surface layer is a very real concern.
The Fountain Paint Pot Trail showcases several different types of geothermal features.
|Upper (L): Fountain Paint Pots Upper (R): Celestine Pool|
Lower (L): Silex Spring Lower (R): Fountain Geyser
|(Upper): Sapphire Pool (Lower): Mustard Spring|
After lunch, and our failed attempt to visit the Old Faithful Area today, we traveled to the West Thumb Geyser Basin. I actually felt this was one of the most interesting areas we saw today. This area is above Yellowstone Lake and two of the geysers (Fishing Cone and Lakeshore) are actually in the water.
|Grand Teton (13,770') to left: Mt. Moran (12,605') to right|
By this time, evening was closing in. By the time we got back to Yellowstone NP it was already 8:00 PM. We wanted to visit one other area in the Midway Geyser Basin before leaving as it was too crowded earlier in the day.
That's enough for this blog. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and take a look!