Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our Montana Vacation: Geysers in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has the highest concentration of active geysers of anywhere in the world.  I was amazed at how many of them their were inside the park.  Besides geysers we saw mudpots, furmaroles (steam vents) and hot springs.
First up are some pictures of Mammoth Springs.  There was a terraced boardwalk you could walk along to view this area. 
The remaining pictures below are other geysers and hot springs we saw throughout Yellowstone.
The above cavern is called Dragon's Mouth and while the steam billowed out of it with a hissing and growling sound that was a little eerie to stand there and listen too.
The colors of some of these hot springs were so bright, but you could see the steam rolling off of them on what was already a hot day.
And lastly I leave you with a picture of Old Faithful.  It erupted for a good 3 minutes, and I heard that the temperature of the water once it reaches the surface is about 220 degrees.  Enjoy! 

If you missed pictures from the first day of our vacation go here to see some great scenery inside the park.

This post was linked to:Wordless Wednesday on Project Alicia and Wordless Wednesdayon Pinke Post


Lisa said...

soo jealous.. i cant wait to visit there one day!!!

Looks like a great day!


Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful photos. What a wonderful destination. :)

LV said...

I had the privilege of going here once and dearly loved it.

Lana said...

We stayed at Mammoth Hot Springs for a couple days, and I was amazed at the Elk that just mosey on through the area. Are they still there? LOVE Yellowstone!

Ott, J said...

These photos and comments makes me want to go again!