Geyers, Mudspots and Hotsprings, oh my

Trip Start Jun 18, 2008
Trip End Jun 25, 2008

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Our first full day in Yellowstone was filled with volcanic vocabulary as our group visited the Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth Hot Springs.  Last night the kids were each loaned a digital camera from the Yellowstone Institute so they were busy snapping shots of Pearl Geyser, Steamboat Geyser, Emerald Spring and more.  As part of the teaching, our naturalist guide brought along a Heat Gun so she give us us the temperature of the various geysers and fumeroles, which ended up usually being at least over 100 degrees.  She also brought pH strips to show us how acidity of the water - some of it was like stomach juice!
The next stop was Mammoth Springs, which was in close view to our cabins.  Lots of limestone and Travertine (The same kind of travertine that they make flooring out of).  Lots of walking the whole day and it felt good to dropped back off at the hotel to once again hang out at the cabin and veg.
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