Summary of The Day: Upon leaving your hotel in Jackson Hole, we will stop at Big Thumb by Yellowstone Lake. For some of us this will be the first time seeing fumaroles, hot springs, warm springs and the huge lake on an elevation of 8000 feet. The magma underneath Yellowstone park heats rain water and melting snow at about 8 miles below the earth surface. The water finds its way back to the surface of the earth, in the form of mud volcano, fumarole, warm and hot springs. Our tour route will lead us to Hayden Valley, home to wolves, Grizzlies, buffalo, and even baldeagles.
Further up the road is the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, home to two must-see water falls, the upper and lower falls. tHe canyon was developed over thousands of years and its here massiveness is awe-inspiring. Its banks are yellow due to large amounts of sulfur in the soil.
A few miles from here we'll visit the Norris Geysers, home to magnificent hot and warm springs. One of them shines with a greenish color due to the influx of sulfur in the water. From here we'll visit the famous mud pots of Yellowstone. Mixed with large doses of chemicals bubbling, the mud here boils like lava from a volcano. We'll also see more warm springs filled with sky blue warm water
Next, we'll see one of the most iconic sites in Yellowstone, the Grand Prismatic Springs. From a distance we'll witness rainbow tinted steam rising up from the hot springs. The mixture of chemicals, bacteria, and heat give it its unique coloring.
As we drive further south into the park, we'll arrive at the Black Sand Basin. It has an emerald hot spring, where a rare subset of spider lives. We will also find several warm and hot springs spouting water intermittently as if it is staged.
We saved the best for last with a visit to Old Faithful. The warm geyser shoots out water from its vent every 90 minutes, plus or minus 10. Watch the people around it and witness the relief, joy and amazement in their faces when the geyser erupts. Old Faithful draws more people than any other geological feature in Yellowstone National Park.
In the Upper Loop of Yellowstone, our will tour the Obsidian Cliff, Sheepeater Cliff, Huckleberry Cliff, Mammoth Hot Springs, the petrified tree and Tower Falls. If we have enough time, we may also stop at Lamar Valley and Calcite Springs.
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