Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

Yellowstone Lake, it's big!! and beautiful!

Bison (Buffalo) grazing at waters edge

Fire in Yellowstone

Regrowth in Yellowstone

Elk grazing along river

Lee Ann at Old Faithful

Larry at Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Upper Geyser Basin!

Could Watch All Day!

Midway Geyser Basin

4,000 Boiling Gallons a Minute! Wow

Bacteria causes these colors!

Wow, feel the heat!

Boiling Hard!

Largest single hot spring in the world!

Mud Volcano

River further down the road...

Yellowstone Lake coming home about 8pm

Today we went to Yellowstone through the East Entrance. The park is too big to see in one day so we decided to see the geysers first. They are currently doing road repair for the first 7 miles coming into the park from this entrance. Don't know if we want to bring our rig in this way or not! Maybe if we go real slow!

The first thing you pass is Yellowstone Lake on the left. For miles & miles! It is the largest high-altitude lake in the Lower 48, boasting 136 square miles of surface and 110 miles of shoreline. Just beautiful! As we keep driving it is pretty sobering to see all of the felled & burned trees from fires and disease. I have included a couple of pics so you can see the regrowth occuring in the forest. And one of a beautiful Elk grazing across the river from us. We are headed to the Geysers first today.

Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world! There are over 10,000 hot springs & geysers. Old Faithful is the most famous geyser in America. It has erupted more than a million times since Yellowstone became the world's first national park in 1872. It shoots water approx. 135 feet into the air. Awesome!

The Midway Geyser Basin was my favorite, it is a one-mile stretch along the Firehole River & the largest single hot springs in the world. In one of the pics you will see water pouring into the river. It is pouring 4,000 gallons a MINUTE of boiling water into that river! Sure didn't keep the fly fishermen out of it though! The pics don't do justice to the beautiful colors they created, and one of them shows the water boiling so hard, hope you can sort of see it. Felt like we were looking through the clouds down on Earth. Firehole River is beautiful! Seems like the animals are smart enough to stay back!Well, the 4 legged ones anyway!

Larry enjoyed the Mud Volcano. It was boiling so hard you could hear & smell it! Looked like hot thick chocolate milk to me!

Well, we are headed home & driving by the lake again. I couldn't resist this pic of the setting sun even though it is a little dark to see well. What a terrific day, can't wait to come back again tomorrow!

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