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Old 09-17-2012, 10:27 PM   #85
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Location: The Big Mango, Bangkok, Thailand
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Hitting Old Faithful bright and early was a good plan! Nice and cool and no crowds!

It was wonderfully deserted at this early hour-

About to blow!

Old Faithful erupts more frequently than any of the other big geysers, although it is not the largest or most regular geyser in the park. Its average interval between eruptions varies from 60 - 110 minutes. An eruption lasts 1 1/2 to 5 minutes, expels 3,700 - 8,400 gallons (14,000 - 32,000 liters) of boiling water, and reaches heights of 106 - 184 feet (30 - 55m).

After watching Old Faithful erupt we wandered over to the rustic old lodge to warm up and grab some breakfast-

Kristhawee was diggin the rocking chair

Father and son at the Old Faithful Lodge, Yellowstone National Park-

We grabbed a table with a view-

This is the closest we got to a Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone

Old faithful is just one of many active hydrothermal wonders in the Upper Geyser Basin- let's go for a hike!

View from the far side of Old Faithful with the Old Faithful Inn in the background-

Infant Geyser-

Vault Geyser-

It's warming up quickly and off come the coats. Here is Kristhawee in front of the Teakettle Spring-

Teakettle Spring-

Pump Geyser was pretty cool-

A short vid of Pump Geyser bubbling away-

Sponge Geyser-

Some amazing colors created by thermophilic bacteria living in the hit acidic waters-

Doublet Pool-

A better look at the complex series of ledges, elaborate border ornamentation, and deep blue waters of Doublet Pool-

Amazing that grass can grow in these conditions-

Aurum Geyser-

This is a pretty long walk- Kristhawee is getting tired, but he wants to keep going. Good boy!
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