Yellowstone National Park has been on my to-do list for a long time, and this summer, I finally checked it off. According to the National Park Foundation, about half of the world’s hydrothermal features are in Yellowstone, and that’s what makes this park so spectacular. With my handy annual parks pass in hand, I visited this American must-see.
For most people, the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Yellowstone is Yogi Bear. After that, it’s probably Old Faithful. I didn’t see Yogi, but I did visit the geyser.
On a more personal quest, I used this picture of my dad as a boy (the short one on the left) and found the Castle Geyser.
The geysers are spectacular, but if that’s your only stop in Yellowstone, you’re really missing out. Here are some of the other views.
Okay, the geysers are also a big part of the trip.
Here’s what the National Park Foundation says about Yellowstone:
Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a dormant volcano and is home to more geysers and hot springs than any other place on earth. Wonders abound at this truly unique national park, from sites like the Yellowstone Grand Canyon to wildlife like America’s largest buffalo herd, grizzly bears, and wolves. Approximately 50 percent of the world’s hydrothermal features are at Yellowstone National Park, creating an effect that makes the ground appear to be on fire. The most famous of all the geysers is Old Faithful, one of the most popular and recognized natural wonders in the United States.
Read more on its website.
You can see more of my pictures from Yellowstone on my Flicker album.