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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Other Geysers around Old Faithful

After witnessing the grand and spectacular eruption at Old Faithful we went into the Old Faithful Inn. The rustic-style lodge, with log and wood shingle exterior is located adjacent to the world famous Old Faithful Geyser. The original part of the Inn, known as the "Old House" was completed in 1904 and includes an immense lobby with a huge stone fireplace.We ordered hot steaming coffee and English muffins and also visited the rest rooms. Having thus refreshed and satiated, we re-emerged from the Inn to talk a long walk around the Old Faithful Geyser. There were nice wooden walkways and we could see a large number of smaller geysers many of them emitting steam. The views were spectacular. We could walk quite close to these geysers and saw some amazing formations,patterns and colors in the basins surrounding the geysers.It was dusk and daylight had started fading. This added to the lustre, beauty and brilliance of the place. During our meanderings we found a beautiful river flowing alongside the geysers area and we were given to understand that the river water in this region remains warm due to the proximity to the hot springs. The walk was invigorating and we could feel the energy zipping through our veins !
Old Faithful Inn
An artistic log
Warm river water
What do you call a collection of geysers ?
 

35 comments:

  1. Wow!! Awesome. Lovely captures of the geysers.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  2. I see that your journey without a group has helped you to explore more.

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  3. It looks very cold there. And look how your wife is bundled up! Very interesting photos.

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    1. Yes Gigi terribly cold & freezing. Temperatures around 25-28 degree Fahrenheit

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  4. Wonderful place..... Lovely captures.....

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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  5. Fantastic photos Ram,you've shown so many aspects of this interesting landscape.I especially like the second last.
    But where are the bears?

    Ruby

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    1. Thanks Ruby. We did not see any bears during the entire trip - was so disappointing.

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  6. Wow , what a collection of lovely pictures .

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  7. A gaggle of geysers? Or perhaps just a geyser basin...
    Great captures of the geysers. It's an amazing place.

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    1. Gaggle of geysers sounds good - similar to gaggle of geese :)

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  8. Wow, very gorgeous landscape!They are so beautiful though I feel a little bit scary. Hope they never happen to erupt close to you.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Green Tomato

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    1. Thanks. Yes there are instances of people getting very close during eruption and getting killed by the boiling waters. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you too. Warm Regards Ram

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  9. It must have been great to see, love those geysers.

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  10. Just amazing! Stunning pictures of the geysers!
    I would love to know Yellowstone. Looks fantastic!

    Thank you so much for your visits and nice comments on my blog during this year. I appreciate it more than I can say.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  11. Thanks Sonia. Yellowstone is indeed an amazing place.

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  12. Fantastic shots. Nature is remarkable.

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  13. Another amazing tour! Stunning, brilliant captures!

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  14. Ah! Yellowstone has been on my wishlist for a while now. After seeing these images I desperate to go see this place.

    Great shots. And thank you so much. :)

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  15. Mr. Ram if you'd like to pull out and showcase your best posts of all time (maybe after the US post are done)here's something to get you started.
    http://www.dnambiartravelblog.com/2012/11/notable-travel-posts-tipsyfromthetrip.html

    I meant to send it to you sooner. :)

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    1. Yes okay I shall attempt this after I conclude the US posts. There are quite a few left though :)

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  16. Every picture looks unique! You seem to be a good photographer, Ramakrishnan Sir!

    Enjoyed watching them, thank you! Should visit this place sometime.

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    1. Thanks Sandhya. Photography has been my hobby since school days.Hope you get to visit Yellowstone sometime soon !

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  17. This is great! Reminds me of a place I visited in Kenya.

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