Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Upper Geyser Basin

Upper Geyser BasinUpper Geyser Basin

Biscuit Basin

Biscuit Basin

Mammoth Terraces

Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces WebcamMammoth Terraces

In 1872, Yellowstone became a National Park, in large part because of the amazing thermal features it contains. At that time, little was known about the behavior of geysers and hot springs and today more is known, but much more is still unknown. The information is scattered and everyone who visits has piece of that information. This is a place to learn, to share and gather together the scattered bits.

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Yellowstone’s summer season begins today

Much of Yellowstone opens on this gray and wet day today. However, a report from geyser gazer, Will Boekel has let us know most of the Upper Geyser Basin boardwalks are closed due to bear activity - and carcasses in the area. He also reports they may try to open up the bike path that takes you from the Old Faithful area to Morning Glory (the old road) as soon as they can. Those of us not able to get in the Park this opening day can watch online. The East Gate is targeted to open in two weeks on May 2. NEW ANDROID APP FOR GEYSER TIMES Will was in the Upper Geyser Basin yesterday and added … Read more...

A whole lot of shaking going on

The past week or so has seen a huge increase in the worrying about Yellowstone. I've been busy getting settled here in Cody, and actually laughed out loud about the animals all running from the park. News of Yellowstone's demise is greatly exaggerated. It always is. Drama sells and gets attention. While the recent earthquakes are interesting, it takes a bit of time to find out what it means. The park geologists need time to go over the earthquake data and visit the area. If the Park had been open, I'd be checking the Roaring Mountain and Norris area myself, as would countless other geyser … Read more...

Yellowstone Plowing Progress

Each Friday, the Park Service says they'll be updating the progress on the plowing of the park. Here's today's update: We could tell yesterday they made it to Old Faithful because the seismograph there picks up the plowing activity - and shows when they took a lunch break. The "Where are the Plows?" page says they're running into 2 feet of ice there. … Read more...