Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yellowstone June 10 Tuesday. Lake Overlook to Upper Geyser Basin

We got up at 6:00 to go to Lake Overview to see the courting grizzlies. Enroute, we saw

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While there we saw "Steam Boat"

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As you can see there is no mention of seeing grizzlies. From Lake Overlook, we drove to Grant Village then Old Faithful. I went on a tour of the inn, then looked in at the empty rooms.

Looking into the dining room.

Looking across the lobby.

There's a distinct break between the original rooms and the add-ones.

After I snooped around the inn, we watched Old Faithful erupt,

walked around Upper Geyser. Morning Glory at the end of the path,mused to be my favorite. Not so much now. The temperature of the various areas of each pool determines the algae, bacteria, etc. that live there. Fue to people growing objects in the pools, the temperatures have dropped and many of the pools look rusted out.

Now Blue Sappahire, although small, is my favorite. It's at the beginning of the path.

Grand Geyser only erupts 1 to 50 times per year, but at times is the tallest geyser see in the world. It erupted about a 1/2 hour after we passed it. Grand Geyser below

We took the bike path back from Morning Glory and collapsed into chairs in the Old Faithful Inn. After lunch, we returned to Canyon and recharged our electronics.

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