Tag Archives: Yellowstone

Yellowstone’s Old Faithful

November 13th, 2020 Old Faithful has captivated audiences for decades. When we arrived to view it last month, several hundred people were sitting in its half-circle amphitheater (socially distanced, for the most part) awaiting its eruption, which happens reliably about 20 times per day — hence the name Old Faithful. Lucky for us, our timing was fortuitous — we only

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Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring

November 12th, 2020 Picking up from yesterday’s daily post, today we’re taking a walk around Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring. To understand what an anomaly the spring is in the context of the surrounding landscape, it’s helpful to look at the aerial map view: The spectrum of colors catches the eye, and the white deposits of the silica-rich water extend all

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Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Beauty

September 9th, 2020 Yesterday we came face to face with some fantastic beasts of Yellowstone and the Teton Range. Today we’re getting up close to living, breathing Planet Earth. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the U.S. and the site of explosive volcanic activity over millions of years. The last apocalyptic eruption here occurred 640,000 years ago. The area

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Fantastic Beasts

September 8th, 2020 Surprise! Today we’re in Wyoming, as you might have guessed from yesterday’s photo of the Teton Range. Panning right, we find an old moose enjoying a long drink of water in the marshland around the Snake River. This region of Wyoming, near Jackson Hole, is such beautiful country — still wild and mostly undisturbed. We drove through

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