The day after Labor Day, we finally got serious about seeing Yellowstone, but before we did, I consulted with our campground neighbor who had been coming here regularly since the mid 70’s and worked in the park for three years. He gave us the scoop on the places we could get the most bang for our buck beginning with a drive along the Firehole River Canyon.
Next we headed for the Lower Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot which contained one of each type of thermal feature found in the park – geysers, colored hot springs, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles. Half of the world’s thermal features are in Yellowstone.
After a visit to the Old Faithful Inn, we headed for the West Thumb Geyser Basin and I'll pick up there on the next post.
It was an exciting day in the park and we got to see many wonders.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
9/3/2013 event date