Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ShareTweet The Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone National Park is located about 10 miles north of the Old Faithful Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park and very close to the end of the one-way Firehole Lake Road.  While you are driving along the Grand Loop Road from the Madison Junction at Yellowstone, it will […]

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ShareTweet Porcelain Springs is an absolutely STUNNING sight in the Porcelain Basin in the Norris area of Yellowstone National Park.  It is called Porcelain Springs because of the siliceous sinter (also known as geyserite) mineral deposited all over the basin.  The hot water below the surface rises to the top and brings the siliceous sinter […]

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ShareTweet Jet Geyser is one of a handful of geysers in the Fountain Paint Pot section of Yellowstone National Park.  It is easily accessible from the boardwalk through the Fountain Paint Pot section of Yellowstone. Jet Geyser eruptions tend to be unpredictable but may occur every thirty minutes or so.  Eruptions typically last for about […]

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ShareTweet The Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone is named after, you guessed it, the Fountain Paint Pots.  The Fountain Paint Pots are pools of bubbling mud of varying consistency during different seasons of the year.  In early spring they tend to be more like mud puddles with a more watery consistency.  As the year […]

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ShareTweet A Fumarole is not just any fumarole in Yellowstone National Park, it is THE “A Fumarole”.  The name of this thermal feature is “A Fumarole” but it looks and acts just like any fumarole in Yellowstone National Park.  Fumaroles are basically steam vents in Yellowstone.  The water gets heated below the surface of the […]

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ShareTweet Red Spouter is a unique feature in the Fountain Paint Pot Section of Yellowstone National Park. Depending on the water table (how high or low the water is under the Fountain Paint Pot area), Red Spouter can be seen as a fumarole, mud pot or hot spring.  Earlier in the year in spring and […]

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ShareTweet Leather Pool is one of a number of hot spring pools in the Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone National Park.  Leather Pool is named as such because of the brown bacteria that live in the warm (around 140 degrees) but not boiling or near boiling water as is found in Celestine Pool.  Over […]

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ShareTweet Celestine Pool is one of the most beautiful pools/hot springs along the Fountain Paint Pot Boardwalk trail along with Silex Spring.  Celestine Pool is located near the end or the beginning of the Fountain Paint Pot Boardwalk trail (it is a loop) depending on which way you start your stroll around the Fountain Paint […]

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ShareTweet Palette Spring in the Mammoth Hot Springs section of Yellowstone National Park is one of the most impressive sights along the boardwalks in the Mammoth area.  Orange Spring Mound at the top of the Upper Terrace Drive and the Canary Spring at the top of the boardwalks along with Palette Spring along the lower […]

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