Old faithful motelSeptember 14 in the United States
Beautiful motel at old faithful, made completely out of logs
Beautiful motel at old faithful, made completely out of logs
Hier nous sommes allés voir des geysers. Il y a quatre types de geysers : hot springs, geysers, fumeroles, mud spots. Le parc de Yellowstone est dans un immense volcan. C'est pour ça qu'il y a tant de geysers. Old Faithfull est le nom d'un geyser. Old Faithfull veut dire le vieux fiable. Ce geyser est fiable car toutes les 90 minutes, l'eau est expulsée à cause de la pression exercée par l'ébullition de l'eau dans une chambre sous-terraine, au contact du magma.
Yellowstone National Park, United States
Drove from Jackson Wyoming to Gardiner Montana.
Only about 3 and a half hours. We took a little longer, stopped to see Old Faithful. The weather has been so iffy and rainy we wanted to take advantage of clear weather and see the geyser just in case it is pouring when we go with our friends this weekend.
Also took a stroll to see some thermal pools.
Saw elk, deer and a mama grizzly with 2 cubs.Read more
A la lecture du prospectus donné à l'entrée du parc, le geyser le plus connu pour sa régularité était Old Faithful : il entrait en eruption toutes les demi heures.
Ça... C'etait notre compréhension... Après 1h10 d'atttente on s'est dit :
- soi on a mal compris (bah non impossible)
- soi le geyser est "cassé" ( les rangers du park auraient quand meme pu prévenir !)
Après une cinquantaine de "ah je crois que ça arrive la" ou de "ah si la ca fume beaucoup plus, ca se voit", on a finalement vu le old faithful en action. Un jet d'une bonne vingtaine de mètres.
Conclusion : on n'avait pas compris le prospectus donné à l'entréeRead more
Yellowstone is special. The park is a combination of other worldly and quaintly historic. Most geysers sprout out water and steam from below the earth's crust whilst most hot springs have a kaleidoscopic range of colours representing the various microbes living in the most extreme temperatures. At the same time we stayed in a cabin that is part of a hotel from the 1890s and does it's best to keep the feel of a hotel from the turn of the century.
We ventured out in the car armed with the map given to us when we entered the park. Yellowstone is huge and it took about an hour to get to Old Faithful, the geyser with the most predictable eruption. It erupts roughly every ninety-one minutes and the large crowd as we arrived signalled we had timed it right. Within ten minutes a few puffs of steam were followed by a whooshing of water with sounds of bubbling and splatting as the water hit the ground. The fountains of water slowly increased in height and having a clear view of the actual stream was dependent on the direction the wind was blowing the steam. After a few minutes of occasionally high peaks the show was over. Satisfied, people turned around and headed to the visitor centre. Alice and I followed and looked at a walking route that would take in a host of hot springs and geysers. We embarked on the walk and all the sights varied in size, activity and age. The range and strength in colours of the hot springs were particularly attractive.
The walk took a lot longer than expected as each natural phenomena required a plethora of photos. We are here as the peak season has just finished. The other main cafeteria had closed two days ago which limited our food options. However, this benefited us when it came to the numbers of people in the park. It was still sunny and hot and at no time did we have to wait to see anything. Over-hearing a couple of people talking, a frequent visitor mentioned that they had visited in June and it was overwhelming. Alice and I had heard a similar remark from tour guides in Yosemite and the increased crowds in the peak season is leading park organisers to a rethink of the current balance of preservation and recreation. This seems to be the trend for all National Parks in America and I would definitely recommend visiting just after the peak season and as soon as you can. It's a tough balancing act and I feel that preservation will and should always tip the scales (as long as the funds are there of course!).
We got back in the car and saw the spectacular Grand Prismatic Spring. It's obviously grand and is one of the must-see springs and once there its size is overwhelming. The pictures I had seen of it before were always aerial shots and so when you are next to it you can only see a part of it. Although a touch disappointing at first, how this spring interacts with its environment is more appealing due to its size. The large amounts of water that are leaving the spring rundown a hill to the Firehole River (what a name!) and as this incredibly hot water hits the river via certain channels, pillars of steam are seen rising. Also due to the vast amount of water leaving this large spring, there are obviously increased volumes of minerals being deposited resulting in vivid colours of red and yellow amongst others in the basin and channels of where the water flows. Added to all this is a curtain of steam surrounding the whole place which transported me to another planet or who knows where. A unique place.
There was one more stop off point in the car and that was the paint pots. The title becomes apparant when you see geysers in this area with thick mud as opposed to clear water, bubbling, slurping and popping.
It was time to head back to our cabin and get ready for dinner. We got dressed up as we were back in the nineteenth century and we both had a lovely fish dinner. A great day.
Song of the Day:
Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (heard it in the car and the timing was excellent. Thank You Now 14.)Read more
Der Geysir ist eine der Hauptattraktionen hier im Park. Menschen aus aller Herren Länder warten auf die Eruption. Und tatsächlich: Pünktlich spuckt der Alte heißes Wasser und Dampf.
Nebenan ist dier Old Faithfull Inn, ein sehr schönes, traditionsreiches Hotel, leider immer ausgebucht.
Nein, der Yellowstone-Supervulkan aus dem Katastrophenfilm brach heute nicht aus.
First Geyser was Norris which we walked around with lots of sulphur in the air. The colours were unbelievable as sulphur oxides when the air hits it.
Then off to the Old Faithful a very big geyser which shoots its load regularly. It was very amazing.
Then we drove through the mountains and around Yellowstone Lake. The snow covered mountains were truly a site to behold.
Stopped at the lake and took some very beautiful pictures even dipped our hands into the water temperature not too bad.
Then to view some rapids which after seeing definitely counts me out for whitewater rafting down Yellowstone River.
There are so many adjectives I could use to describe this countryside but in truth there would never be enough it is just too beautiful for words.
Another big day tomorrow.Read more
Heute gehts zum Yellowstone Nationalpark. Wir haben die Tour durch den Teton Nationalpark gewählt.Das ist eine Gegend, die den Alpen sehr ähnlich ist, mit schneebedeckten Bergspitzen.
Der Yellowstone NP hat in jeder Himmelsrichtung einen Eingang. Wir sind vom Süden in den Park gefahren. Da die Hotels im Nationalpark extrem teuer sind, haben wir direkt am Westeingang in der Ortschaft West Yellowstone übernachtet. Unser Motel, ein Blockhütten Dorf, hat wie alles hier ein vollkommen überzogenes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Selbst für Crushet Eis, das es in allen Hotels gratis gibt, muss man hier bezahlen. 🤔
Auf dem Weg haben wir die ersten Geysire und den legendären Old Faithfull Geysir angeschaut. Dieser tritt alle 1,5 h mit einer 30 Meter hohen Fontaine aus.Read more
We were a little early for Old Faithful, so we hit the gift shop and had some ice cream! Old Faithful didn't disappoint. Yellowstone uses http://geysertimes.org for eruption predictions. The prediction for us was 4:37pm and Old Faithful erupted at 4:38pm. Not too shabby.
The crowd was huge and one of the workers said it was a light day. Ha!
You might also know this place by the following names:
Old Faithful Geyser, Old Faithful, אולד פייתפול, オールド・フェイスフル・ガイザー