Yellowstone...geysers, hot springs and fire!
Trip Start Jun 14, 2013
52Trip End Jul 26, 2013
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Arrived last night into Grant Village and set off early this morning to head up to Old Faithful. Scarily they say that a third of the US population has visited this one geyser, so it's not quiet!
We spent the day up in the area, and it was magnificent. Possibly in fact the most underwhelming bit was Old Faithful itself. We saw it erupt first of all from the rows of benches with a few thousand other people, and I have to say I was expecting more. However we did see it again from the hill behind and it looked far more impressive there.
We then headed into the amazing Visitors Centre and Emily and Archie both signed up for the Young Scientist programme, which was brilliant
We had pretty much had enough of both the crowds and heat by this point, so headed up to Biscuit Basin, where we walked round the boardwalk to the stunning Sapphire Pool and plenty more before swimming in the Firehole River, fed by all the hot springs...really lovely.
As it got a bit cooler, we walked from there down to Morning Glory...seriously stunning hot pool, with incredible colours. Children did really well today. Em and Archie managed about 6k in total in the three walks...and Mima about 3k. They fell asleep pretty fast tonight!