Here is another view of The Grand Prismatic Hot Spring to give you an idea of just how big this hot spring is. I didn’t go down to walk around it as I wanted to give the perspective of its size and its total beauty.
I know you get tired of me saying this but click on the images to reveal a larger more detailed version. These smaller images do not do justice to the beauty of the area and must be viewed in their full size to really appreciate the image.
Remember my last blog I made the statement that everywhere you look there is a picture to be made. It was a terrible hazy day when we entered the park but it got a little better as the day wore on. You’ll notice the bottom of these two trees are white. They call them white sticks and they appear where ever trees are in close proximity to the hot springs. The combination of the hot spring and minerals in the spring cause this effect.
The iconic geyser “Old Faithful.” On the other side of the geyser there is a huge auditorium of seats for a good view. It was filled shoulder to shoulder with people. Our guide brought us to this spot for a spectacular view of the eruption without all the crowd.
I think we had a better view then all those people who were squished together on the seats. We found benches and a place to relax while waiting on Old Faithful to erupt. We were so glad we made our first day in the park a guided tour. Alex made it possible to see all the highlights of the park and was a wealth of information about everything we saw.
Just some more hot springs. The smell of sulfur was at times overwhelming depending on the direction of the wind. I know that you are not supposed to step off the boarded path but a couple of times I did just briefly. It was unnerving to say the least to feel the ground moving under your feet. Jeanne scolded me. 🙂
That’s it for today. Some Bison in my next post (hopefully) tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.