Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yellowstone Trip Day 3

Happy First Day of Summer!!
We decided to head south from Madison Junction towards Old Faithful.  We took Firehole Canyon Drive and saw that the river is really high here, so the hot springs are closed (the swimming ones).  After that we drove to Fountain Paint Pots and enjoyed seeing the bubbling and plopping.  I took tons of pictures of the mud bubbling and we got soaked by Clepsydra Geyser.  Once we got to the Upper Geyser Basin, we were just in time to see Old Faithful erupting.  We walked the long trail to Morning Glory Pool and got to see lots of geysers and hot springs along the way.  Anemone Geyser was really neat, we got to see the pool empty and then fill and erupt, all within 30 seconds or so.  
After our long, nearly 4 miles of walking, we stopped for ice cream at the Old Faithful Lodge.  We watched Old Faithful erupt one more time before going to the visitor center to watch their movie and see the exhibits.  
On our drive back to camp we stopped along the Firehole Lake Drive and enjoyed seeing the geysers and hot springs.  Back at camp we had dinner and then went swimming!

 National Park Mountain

 Silex Spring
 Fountain Paint Pots

 Clepsydra Geyser

 Castle Geyser
 Crested Pool
 Crested Pool
 Firehole River
Punchbowl Spring
 Grotto Geyser
 Morning Glory Pool
 Color bands of Morning Glory Pool
 Chromatic Pool
 Bulger Geyser
 Spasmodic Geyser
 Spasmodic Geyser

 Great Fountain Geyser
 Pink Cone Geyser

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