A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Old Faithful and Beyond, Yellowstone Park

We continued on to the main attraction of Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser.  Unfortunately it seemed it was out of order so I walked the boardwalk to view all the other geysers and pools.  A few people were sitting patiently waiting while repairs were being made.  
Maybe it will be working when I come back by I thought.

More pretty pools.

They give these pools names, this one being Rippling Pool.  
Some were somewhat unimaginative.  I misplaced my notes on those names unfortunately.

This was the scene at Grand Geyser.  I had just wormed my through a crowd so thick they were completely blocking the pathway behind the benches.  You are not supposed to step off the boardwalk and these people were utterly clueless standing there in the way of those who wanted to pass by.

This is what they were so concentrated on.  It was a continual spouting of water so after viewing a minute's worth, what more is there to see?   Maybe I was missing something.


biebkriebels said...

So the old man was not working? He had some difficulties already when I was there, like coughing and spitting...:)

Shammickite said...

How could a geyser like Old Faithful be out of order? I had no idea that could happen.
The pools and the steam are pretty spectacular, but it's a shame that so many people get in the way.

Sandi said...

Old Faithful was not working? They really need to change that name!

RedPat said...

What an amazing place!

Pat Tillett said...

I've been there a few times, but now I'm paranoid that it's going to blow one of these days.
Plus I hate how crowded it gets.

Karen said...

Many years ago I was introduced to Solitary (behind Ole Faithful). Always go to pay my respects each time I'm there. Love morning glory, too.