Haystack Rock

The Pacific Ocean is absolutely magical.  One never knows what they’ll discover on its shores or in its rich blue depths.  There is something about the steady crash of the waves against the shore that relaxes and envigorates the soul.  Our Base Camp is nowhere near the…

Yellowstone: Norris Geyser Basin

Vital Stats
Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, and Lower Geyser Basin Approx. 44.7262° N, 110.7043° W Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho  Having a blast with Yellowstone’s geyser eruptions and thermal features?…

Yellowstone: Geyser Basins

Vital Stats
Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: Black Sand Basin, Biscuit Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, and Lower Geyser Basin Approx. 44.4600° N, 110.8292° W Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho Now that we’ve gotten to see some very impressive geyser…

Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin

Vital Stats Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: Upper Geyser Basin 44.4600° N, 110.8292° W Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho As we head west along the southern loop road, we catch glimpses of wildlife in the thick trees….

Yellowstone: Canyon

Vital Stats Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: N 44 43.178 W 110 28.829 Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone It’s early. The sun hasn’t even begun to crest the eastern horizon and I’m…

Yellowstone: Mud Volcano, Sulphur Caldron & Hayden Valley

Vital Stats Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: 44.4280° N, 110.5885° W Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho We continued our journey north from Yellowstone Lake along the Southern Loop Road. The Yellowstone River runs adjacent to the road…

Yellowstone National Park: South Entrance & West Thumb Geyser Basin

Vital Stats Name: Yellowstone Type: Supervolcano Eruption Status: Active Last Eruption: Approximately 640,000 years ago Location: 44.4280° N, 110.5885° W Northwestern Wyoming/Southeastern Idaho It was a long drive to Yellowstone through a lot of flat and rather uninteresting prairie, but we made it. The…

Exploring Yellowstone

Sit back and close your eyes for a moment. What comes to your imagination when I say “Yellowstone?” Do you see a national park full of sweeping forests and gushing rivers? Vast herds of buffalo grazing on the sweet grasses and bears romping through…

The Day Yellowstone Erupted…

I promised you in the last post that we’d get to look at what would happen if Yellowstone Volcano really did erupt.  Not necessarily a fun thing to imagine, and let’s hope it never does happen.  So, sit back with a warm drink and…