Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Travel Photo #15: Yellowstone

OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER, YELLOWSTONE.  SUMMER 2011

Yellowstone Overview


Yellowstone is one of my favorite national parks, located in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana in United States. The park was established by the US congress and consequently signed into law in March 1872 by President Ulysses Grant.
Yellowstone is the very first national park in the world.  Yellowstone is famous for its wide collection of wildlife and its geothermal features. One of such geothermal features is the Old Faithful Geyser. As a matter of fact, Old Faithful Geyser is one of the most popular features in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone is also very prone to earthquakes, it usually experience thousands of small earthquakes every year.  The major Hebgen Lake earthquake struck the park in 1959 and destroyed lots of properties in the park including roads.  It was this very earthquake that also gave rise to the discovery of new geysers, but it was also responsible for turning many of the hot springs in Yellowstone turbid.
There are some useful bacteria found in the hot springs.  The bacteria in this park survives on sulphur, therefore prepare to receive the smell of sulphur when you visit Yellowstone.  I visited this amazing national park mainly to explore the hot springs, geysers and waterfalls.


Most Popular Hot Springs and Geysers At Yellowstone

1. Mammoth Hot Springs
This is a unique and special kind of spring that exists in Yellowstone. It is located in the north west part of Yellowstone National Park. Here you will enjoy the view of traverse limestone terraces and gentle waterfalls.

2. Old Faithful Geyser
This geyser is the most popular geyser in the whole of America. Old Faithful Geyser was discovered in 1870, and it was given this name because it erupts frequently.

3. Upper Geyser Basin
This basin has the largest concentration of hot springs in the world. Upper Geyser Basin has more than 150 geysers and many groups of hot springs. You will be thrilled when you visit Yellowstone National Park.

4. Lower Geyser Basin
This is where you are sure to find hundreds of geothermal features. Mud pots and hot springs can also be found in Lower Geyser Basin, and the view is totally amazing.

5. Castle Geyser
This is yet another attraction at Yellowstone Park. One very interesting thing about this geyser is that, it stores lots of energy and lets off this energy after like 16 minutes. This action results in a train-like roar.

Yellowstone has something for everyone, not just the geyers and hot springs.  Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sunset, the park offers a great diversity of activities for you to enjoy.  Yellowstone lake is breathtaking. With so many adventures to choose from, you’ll have some tough decisions to make.

How To Get To Yellowstone

I would suggest taking a roadtrip to Yellowstone if your live in the west side of the US.  Or fly to JAC or IDA.  There are bus services that can take you on road trip to Yellowstone via Highway 191 once you are in Wyoming.  You gotta stop by Grand Teton National Park on your way to Yellowstone.  That will be another Sunday Travel Photo blog post.

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux 

25 comments:

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    1. Yellowstone is so unique: geology, wildlife, vegetation, natural resources.. everything.

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  2. Yellowstone is a great place to visit. I was there years ago.

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    1. Yellowstone should be in everyone's bucket list!

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  3. the only volcano i have see is popa, i wanna see yellowstone volcano

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    1. Popa? It is in my list. I have never been to upper regions except for Mandalay and Bagan.
      Thank you for recalling the wonderful destination.

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  4. My brother went to Yellowstone and he raved about it. Sounds like you also had a fantastic experience.

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    1. Yellowstone really is amazing. Should be in everyone's Bucket List.

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  7. You are amazing Kate! You do this with so much love...

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  8. you don't know me10/29/2014

    ur super awesome, beautiful lady.

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  9. The hot springs alone are so worth seeing. Plus the geysers too. Anyways, I have not been to Yellowstone in nearly five years I'd say, been a while. It's such a wonderful place to visit, I recommend it at least once in a lifetime to come see such a wonderful place.

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    1. I only visited 40% of major attractions. I didn't get to see Yellowstone lake except for the west thumb. Definitely have to go back there.

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  10. I love hotsprings and geysers. Hopefully we will be visiting Yellowstone next summer.

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    1. Geysers are amazing! That was my first time seeing geysers.

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  11. It's a place to visit where everyone get everything what day want,specially it's a heaven for the wildlife lover.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Selena.

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  12. At first i want to thank you for suggest us about such beautiful place.You are doing nice with your blog.The place about which you described is really so awesome.

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  13. Yellowstone is one of the best place for travel loving people, i m damn sure everybody will give their positive feedback after visiting there like me.

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    1. Wanda, I also give 100% positive feedback to Yellowstone.

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