Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Left this morning to beautiful weather...Elk grazing along the Madison River on...

Our first glimpse of Gibbon Falls....

A closer look at the 84-foot high Gibbon Falls...pretty

We walked around the curve to this pretty vantage point for a...

Looking down the river to our right...

We drove a few miles upstream & stopped at this beautiful area...

Beryl Springs...a large superheated pool, and boils up to a height of...

Beryl is one of the hottest in Yellowstone, averaging 196 °F (91...

We stopped to stretch & found this tree marked by a clawing...

Got a pretty good reach!


Today we visited the 84 foot high Gibbon Falls located on the Gibbon River about midway between Norris Geyser Basin and Madison Junction. The falls are situated where the Gibbon River falls off the Northern escarpment into the Yellowstone Caldera. There is a small parking area near the top of the falls which offers a great viewpoint and then we walked around the curve for an even better view. Gibbon Falls is named for Colonel John Gibbon, U.S. Army who participated in the 1872 Hayden Geological Survey of Yellowstone. After hanging out for 30 minutes or so we headed up the road a bit to view the Artist Paintpots and Beryl Spring. But more on those next time, which will be the last post of our time in Yellowstone. Whew, it's been a hectic but wonderful few days. We've sure enjoyed our time here! Hope you are too!



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