Posts Tagged ‘geyser’

Ole’ Faithful

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Folk at the park say she “blows” every 90 minutes, give or take 10.  How do you figure out mother-nature?  We watched it 6 times…twice on time, once 5 minutes early,once 10 minutes late, and once 30 minutes late. But everyone hung around until she blew! and it did not disappoint.

Now there are MANY geysers in the park and they are all HOT, from 140 degrees to over 200. Just like a sign for wet paint, it’s hard not to put your finger in and test the waters.

Heat-resistant bacteria give some of the vernal pools their awesome colors, and some of the bubbling caldrons just look like mud but are really liquid rock.