Upper Geyser Basin

Upper Geyser Basin

Morning Glory Pool. This thermal feature lies but a few feet off the old road to Old Faithful. This close proximity not only made it very popular, it had nearly spelled its demise. So many coins and misc. other items were tossed into it that it was nearly choked into nonexistence. It was induced to erupt in 1950 in order to clean the vent and the list of items removed was staggering. In 1971 the highway was rerouted past this area and in doing so may have saved this beautiful pool and other thermal features as well. For more information on all thermal features may I suggest the wonderful guide "The Geysers of Yellowstone" by T. Scott Bryan.
on Nov 4, 2006 7:19 pm
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rasgoat - Nov 4, 2006 8:07 pm - Voted 10/10


now I want to go back to yellowstone to see the stuff i missed!


garchov - Nov 11, 2006 7:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: awesome!

Thank you! And Yellowstone is so very unique that a lifetime is not enough to absorb it all


DudeThatMustHurt - Nov 4, 2006 8:21 pm - Voted 10/10

I love it!

I've always dreamt of seeing Yellowstones geysers.... Great photo!


garchov - Nov 11, 2006 7:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I love it!

Thanks for the input! This pool has never been a true "geyser" but has been a very beautiful thermal pool despite the changing hand of careless man.


venus - Jan 18, 2007 8:33 pm - Voted 10/10


Great colors... Perfect


garchov - Jan 19, 2007 1:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks very much. The colors used to be bluish-green around the edge before the careless tossing in of debris.


Laurabeth - Jan 19, 2007 7:10 pm - Voted 10/10


I love those colors.. Great picture


garchov - Jan 21, 2007 10:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks much baby-san


BobSmith - Feb 14, 2007 11:36 pm - Voted 10/10

great photos.

My wife and I have made it official. We're headed to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons in 2008. Probably in August. It'll be a two-week trip. We'll take our fiberglass trailer out there and we hope to book at least two nights in one of the lodges once we arrive.


mills - Apr 25, 2010 7:04 pm - Voted 10/10


This photo is really amazing, love the colours, so surreal !


garchov - Apr 26, 2010 10:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thank you!

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