Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

One of the most popular National Parks to visit out west is Yellowstone National Park, and inside that beautiful park are many things to see. However, one is more well known and that is seeing Old Faithful.



Old Faithful was one of the first geysers in the park that was named, and it was named because of it's frequency of eruptions. Which happen every 45-120 minutes. The park service can predict them, and they are pretty accurate with a + or - 10 minutes as per the signs.



The eruptions shoot the boiling water out over 100 feet, and up to 185 feet. Although each eruption is similar, they are actually all different.



If you go, I will be honest with you. During the summer when tourist season is at it's peak, you will have to fight for a view of it. hundreds of people gather in advance to get a good spot and watch the eruptions. I got there a little early, but even I couldn't get a front row spot.
Either way, there is lots of standing room and you will still get to see it, even if you have to look in-between the people.



I'd love to show more pictures, but they all kind of start looking alike:) So there really isn't a point. But if you find yourself in Yellowstone or plan to take a trip. You'll want to check out Old Faithful while you are there.




Don't think you will ever make it.  While the view in person is definitely the best. You can also find a view on the parks live webcam. They'll even tell you what time to make sure to come back to watch it go.  You can find it HERE. It's actually kind of a cool winter sight too, if you have time you should check out one of the eruptions on the webcam today.

Have you seen Old Faithful erupt before?
Is this something on your bucket list to do?


20 comments :

  1. This is definitely on my bucket list! But I love that they have a live webcam for the meantime :)

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  2. That is so amazing, Yellowstone is def. on my bucket list. I hope when Ash is older we can hike a lot of the national parks. Such an amazing thing to see in person I bet!

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  3. I spent so much time in the area last summer that I saw Old Faithful erupt many times. Fun!

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  4. Oh wow, that’s an amazing shot. Never been to Yellowstone but looks like a lot of fun!! This is a place I know my daughter would love, too!

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  5. Great pics even though you weren't in the front row.
    I have never been but the hubby and I are beginning to plan our summer vacations for. The next few years and yellowstone will be on there as an option for sure!

    Thanks for the info!

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  6. I always love your travel photos. I visited Yellowstone, but we did not go to see Old Faithful....just took a hike in a different area of the park. My sister lives in Jackson Hole, WY and I hope to get there for a visit this summer. Maybe I will have to go get a peak at the geyser

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  7. I was there years ago as a kid and remember it being very cool!

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  8. Ya i love the webcam too.When I am bored at work sometimes I pull up webcams at different places just to pretend I am on vacation lol

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  9. I can totally see you guys doing that. You have such a fun little family! We did that my whole life they are my fondest childhood memories with my family :)

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  10. That's awesome! I remember your trip last year you visited some amazing places!

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  11. If you ever get a chance its really a great place to visit. So much to see and do.

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  12. Oh that's awesome! If you go it will definitely be worth the trip!

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  13. The hiking in Yellowstone is amazing I bet you had a great time doing that.
    Jackson Hole is so close to Teton National Park, also beautiful. Hope you do get to visit her this year!!

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  14. Its a fun place to visit. I never get bored in Yellowstone :)

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  15. Wow this is so cool!! I really need to take a family road trip out West soon! Until then I will live thru your awesome adventures!

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  16. I've always wanted to do this! What an adventure!

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  17. Yellowstone is definitely on our bucket list of places to visit! Looks awesome! Great pics!

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  18. I hope you are able to take a trip there one day, it's definitely a great place for a family trip!

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  19. You and your family would definitely love it! Hope you get to visit there some day!

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