Yellowstone… Upper and Norris Geyser Basins

While Theodore Roosevelt spent two days exploring the backcountry of Yosemite with John Muir, he spent 16 days in Yellowstone. Even that wouldn’t be enough of this amazing place. If I only had a day I’d visit the Upper Geyser Basin with the infamous Old Faithful, and the Norris Geyser Basin, which I continue to find one of the parks jewels. But then again, how to not include the Lamar and Hayden Valleys? And what about the Lake region? What a beautiful quandary to find oneself in. When you’re planning your trip to Yellowstone, do yourself a favor and give it more time. You and the park both deserve it.

Bison at Old Faithful

Sunset in the Norris Geyser Basin

The beautiful blues of the Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin

Sunset, Norris Geyser Basin

Heart Spring, in front of Lion Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin

Bacterial laden runoff, Norris Geyser Basin

The view entering the Norris Geyser Basin

Sunset along the Firehole River, Upper Geyser Basin


28 thoughts on “Yellowstone… Upper and Norris Geyser Basins

  1. Great images for those who can’t see it in person. I admit, my visit was one or two days. Next time, I’d like to stay at least a week.

  2. Such a surreal landscape. Not spending enough time here would be a mistake. Have never been, but when I do, I’ll do it right. Muir would be more than pleased with your photography.

    • We have so many geysirs, they are innumerable. We may have gotten the word from that Dutch Monk in 1264 in Iceland, but Yellowstone has over half of the geysers on the planet! You’ve really got to see this place! And thanks for the kind words!

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