I set off at 6 am for what was to be a very full day. My first mistake was viewing these thermal features during the cold morning. It was a very foggy drive to the south part of the park and these features were steaming away in the cold. At the top of my list was to visit the Grand Prismatic Spring , which is best viewed from above. Well it was just too foggy to see anything and I wasn't even aware there was a mountain trail for viewing, but I was able to appreciate the micro terraces along the edge. Next time!
|Grand Prismatic Spring|
What you can't see in photographs is the bubbling activities that occur in many spots. Also missing are the crazy noises and smells (sulfur) that come along with it. Also missing is the bison scat that was just everywhere.
|Fountain Paint Pots|
|Dragon's Mouth Spring|
Here's a couple shots of the overview of the landscape riddling with geothermal action at Norris Geyser Basin. I just couldn't capture the amazing colors of the pools, bacteria, and minerals.
|You can just barely make out the small turquoise pool in the front left.|
|Camera just doesn't do it justice to the brilliant white color.|