S: Yellowstone - Montana - Grand Tetons - Wyoming
FC: The Wild West | Montana, Wyoming, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons October, 2011
1: Mammoth Hot Springs
2: Orange Spring Mound
3: Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine. It was created thousands of years ago as hot water from the springs cooled and deposited calcium carbonate.
4: Wildlife of Yellowstone
5: Soda Butte
6: The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
7: Uncle Tom's Trail to the bottom of the canyon
9: The Sulphur Caldron is one of the park's most acid hot springs. Bacteria live within the ultra-hot waters, creating the colors you see. Temperatures in the hot spring are 190 degrees.
10: The Hayden Valley Petrified Tree
11: The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone
12: Norris Geyser Basin | Many hot springs in the Norris area have temperatures over 200 degrees. Over 200 geysers erupt in Yellowstone each year, making it the place with the highest concentration of active geysers in the world.
14: Gibbon Falls Trail
15: Great Fountain Geyser
16: Grand Prismatic Spring | Excelsior Geyser
17: Grotto Geyser | Morning Glory Pool | Old Faithful In a geyser the surface water works its way down where it contacts hot rocks. The resultant boiling of the pressurized water results in the geyser effect of hot water and steam spraying out of the geyser's surface vent (a hydrothermal explosion).
18: The colors of Yellowstone
20: Sites around Jackson Hole, Wyoming
21: On the way back to Bozeman we drove through snow in the Teton Pass and stopped at a brewery in Idaho
22: The Yellowstone River from the Fishing Bridge in the West Thumb area of the park
24: Lunch Tree Hill Loop Trail overlooking the Willow Flatts, Lake Jackson and Grand Teton National Park