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Re: New book celebrates Yellowstone, National Parks Centennial

DrFumblefinger ·
That looks like a must read book about my favorite US National Park! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

PHeymont ·
Wow! those vivid colors were totally unexpected. I'm assuming different chemicals in the water and rocks are producing them?
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrY is away on vacation this week, PHeymont, so he'll get back to you on his return. But I believe a lot of these colors are due to the highly specialized microorganisms that live in this environment.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Wow amazing pictures, beautiful colors, i love the ones with the yellow and orange colors. Is it true that under the Yellowstone Park is a giant vulcano and if it will be an eruption the whole America will be extinguished ?
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Andre, and welcome. As DrY is away on vacation, I'll try to answer your question before he gets back. Yellowstone National Park does sit on what is known as the "Yellowstone Hot Spot". You see this in its geysirs and hot water pools. This does have the potential to become a massive volcano and cause a tremendous eruption. As big as any volcano in recorded history and then some. The jet stream would carry the ash and smoke mostly east (towards the Atlantic Ocean), so those areas would be...
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Thank you for the information DrFumble Let's hope... )
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Andre and DrFumblefinger, Just back from a winter break and glad to see many of you also like the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone! As of how the mesmerizing colors are formed, I know no more than my friend DrFumblefinger (thanks Karl for the explanation). I only know that was those incredible heat-loving thermophiles that somehow survived and produced those amazing nature wonders.
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Re: Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree with you about this being the most interesting visitor site in the park, although my heart does belong to Old Faithful region. I never came across Touchdown -- probably to my advantage -- but I do admire an animal with spunk!
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Re: Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
I guess "spunk" is one way of seeing it. I suspect for the Park Service he's more huge pain in the butt. I'm surprised they haven't deported him, could maybe drive him to Banff in the dead of night.
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Re: Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

DrFumblefinger ·
There are enough Elk with Attitude in Banff as is. Touchdown should stay on his home turf!
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Re: Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
Then I predict elk burgers in the grill.
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks so very much for making us a part of your fascinating road-trip by sharing your visit to this unique place at such a special time. It's so rare to actually talk to someone who visited Yellowstone in the winter, much less to read such a wonderfully written report and to share in your experience through your beautiful photos. I'm sorry you didn't get to see wolves in the wild, but in this you are not alone. As many times as I've been in the wilderness, I've yet to see them (though I was...
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Still Country Photo ·
I really enjoyed this blog entry! I have been to Yellowstone but never in the winter, I want to now though. I especially loved the picture of the Bison in the snow.
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Yellowstone HQ, Mammoth Hot Springs

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby spends her last night in Yellowstone National Park at the historic headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs and meets the famous elk "Touchdown".
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
In this installment, PortMoresby takes us to the colorful water-formed Mammoth Terraces, with some of the most spectacular views.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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Yellowstone: Old Faithful Inn & Geyser

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby arrives in Yellowstone and begins her visit at the logical place, Old Faithful Geyser and its companion, the Old Faithful Inn.
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Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby begins her geothermal education with a walk around Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin.
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Yellowstone Lake

PortMoresby ·
Moving on to Yellowstone Lake, PortMoresby enjoys lake views and the contrasting ambiance of posh hotel and lakeside lodge.
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Pool, a contender for the world’s most beautiful place.
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The Road to Yellowstone

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby sets out on a closer-to-home-than-usual trip of a lifetime, a first visit to Yellowstone National Park, with her Montana-born pal, Deb, as guide.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 28, 2015: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces is one of the most recognized landmarks of Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site .  The terraces are characterized by step-like rocks over which steaming hot water flows.  This hot water, heated...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 19, 2015: Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are many thermal pools steaming away in Yellowstone National Park. a favorite of mine (and many others) being the Morning Glory Pool .  Situated about a mile and a half from Old Faithful, this is a beautiful 20 foot deep spring whose...
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March 21, 2018: Steamboat Park- North Dakota

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to Steamboat Park in North Dakota and her connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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New book celebrates Yellowstone, National Parks Centennial

Marilyn Jones ·
A new guidebook to Yellowstone catches Marilyn Jones's attention, and triggers some thoughts on travel books generally.
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The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
  Although Yellowstone is famous for its geysers, the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs are often mesmerizing. According to the park website, it was Walter H. Weed who in 1889 first recognized that the...
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

Travel Rob ·
Incredible photography PortMoresby ! I feel like I'm there.
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

DrFumblefinger ·
The images are beautiful and you were there on a perfect day -- not so cold that there was a lot of steam, and with beautiful sky to reflect on the unique terraced landscape. Love it!
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
The pictures don't do it justice. I've never seen anything like it. Maybe Asian rice terraces come closest.
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

DrFumblefinger ·
I tend to think of the terraces as being the coral reefs of Wyoming. Both have been formed by small organisms and both leave dramatic formations as their legacy. A wonderful landscape, PortMoresby, thanks!
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
I like your analogy, DrF. My pleasure!
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Re: The Road to Yellowstone

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite journeys and destinations in the world! There's no place quite like Yellowstone. I look forward to exploring it with you!
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Re: Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the greatest hikes in North America is through the Upper Geyser basin on a nice summer day! Thanks for showing us why.
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Re: Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
Well, maybe suggesting rather than showing. Landscape photography is a skill I haven't cultivated but, the fact remains, a remarkable bit of real estate.
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Re: Yellowstone Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm one of those people who get caught up in the geysers and animal chasing. Yellowstone Lake represents a gap in my visits to the park. I like the tranquil nature of it and will need to spend a few days here during my next visit.
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Re: Yellowstone Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Lovely photos...I really get the feel for the setting!!
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Re: Yellowstone: Old Faithful Inn & Geyser

Marilyn Jones ·
I really enjoyed your post...I especially loved seeing the inside of Old Faithful Inn...beautiful property and so historic.
 
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