Thursday, September 06, 2007

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park

What is Yellowstone National Park famous for?

What is the first thing on our minds when we enter the park from the southern entrance, from Grand Teton ?


The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest volcanic system in North America. It has been termed a supervolcano because the caldera was formed by exceptionally large explosive eruptions. There are 300 geysers in Yellowstone and a total of at least 10,000 geothermal features altogether. Half the geothermal features and two-thirds of the world's geysers are concentrated in Yellowstone.The most famous geyser in the park, and perhaps the world, is Old Faithful Geyser, located in Upper Geyser Basin.

See the crowd ? We were lucky as when we were there, we heard it'll be 5-10mins before the next eruption. Yay!

We were lucky as the eruption at Old Faithful is about every 90mins. If we had just missed an earlier one, we might not have time to wait for the next one at 90min interval based on our tight schedule.

Few minutes before "action"...we were still waiting...


Old Faithful in action, 1 Sept 2007, ~1610hrs

Interesting facts.

Once again, nature at its work.

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