1/8/13

Wild West Road Trip: Geyser Hill Loop Trail

After we checked in to the Old Faithful Inn and enjoyed our dinner and a show, we decided to take a walk around the geyser hill loop trail.  I always enjoy taking a very slow walk after I have eaten, and there was no better place to enjoy that than at Yellowstone.  Slightly more things to see than a walk around the neighborhood. :)





On the map below, you can see a bridge behind Old Faithful Geyser.  That was the start of our little 1.3 mile loop trail past Doublet Pool, Heart Spring and Plume Geyser.  We came back the same way we started.  


My favorites on this trail were the Anemone Geyser (below) and the Beehive Geyser (2nd below).  The Beehive can reach up to 150 feet with its eruptions.  And it takes you by surprise, which is also kind of fun if you happened to be walking by when it starts. 



The trails, once again, took us right by the geysers for great viewing.  Not sure how much of this is open in the winter, but I bet it looks really amazing with snow on the ground.




I was fascinated with the growths in the geysers.  The close-up I took below almost looks like a work of art.


Of course, just like in all of nature, things change or die, however you want to look at it.  This hole below used to look like those geyser pools above.  After it dried up, things started to grow there, like the yellow flowers.  I know there are people who don't find these details as interesting as I do.  I'm just so amazed how much new stuff there is to discover on this Earth.  No person is responsible for Yellowstone and all its uniqueness...that is all God.  Cool stuff!


Check out other travel photos at Budget Travelers Sandbox and Photo Friday and Friday Daydreamin

20 comments:

  1. I think you are right, the place would look amazing in winter. Do you have any plans to go back and show us if it is so?

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    1. Unfortunately, no trip is planned yet. I mainly like to look at snow without being IN it! So that might be difficult. ;) But to see Yellowstone in winter might be worth putting up with the snow.

      I did get some great pictures of snow on our recent trip to Arkansas, of all places. We were in that rare blizzard that hit the South. Check it out under Arkansas in Hot Topics.

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  2. Beautiful pictures! Scenic running makes the time FLY, that's why I try to change up my routes. Loving the blog! I am also a runner- check me out at SoFitandSoGreen.blogspot.com

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    1. Checked out your blog...will have to try some of your recipes!

      Glad you liked the pictures and I agree...always better to walk or run when you have something cool to look at.

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  3. Looks incredible! I would love to visit Yellowstone and see the geysers.

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    1. You should! Unlike any other part of the world that I have seen.

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    1. Thanks! Very cool things to take pictures of. :)

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  5. Another place to put on my list :) Thanks for sharing you beautiful trip.

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    1. You are welcome! Enjoyed your photos as well. :)

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  6. This area is one of my favorite places to be! I've been to Yellowstone many many times but never in winter. I've heard they have very harsh winters so I'm not sure I want to be there unless I'm nestled in a cozy warm cabin.

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    1. I agree, a cozy warm cabin sounds perfect. From what I understand, not much is open during winter. But it might be neat to brave it one year.

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  7. Thanks for your photos of this truly amazing place.

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  8. I've heard really awesome things about Yellowstone in the winter and would love to go. You are also more apt to see the wolves that reside there and the elk in the winter. Yellowstone is so on my list of "Have To Do"! Your pictures look beautiful and yes I agree with you, All God :)!

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    1. I was so happy to take the family. It was on our list as well.

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  9. I had reservations at the Old Faithful Inn a couple summers ago, but we had to cancel our trip when we decided to move overseas instead. These pictures make me excited to get there one day when we move back to the USA.

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    1. Living overseas is quite an experience that I would never pass up, but you should try to get back to this place when you return. Such a unique place. :)

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  10. I've never been to Yellowstone and it's such a shame, because my kids are getting older and I really want to take them! Seems so interesting and educational.

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