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Old Faithful

September 25th, 2008 (08:25 pm)

current mood: artistic

Here are some photographs from the NFPW conference post-tour. These photos of the geyser Old Faithful were taken Sunday evening and Monday morning, September 14 and 15. We were staying at the Old Faithful Inn, right next to the geyser. Old Faithful is currently erupting about every 90 minutes or so. Because we spent the night there, we were able to marvel at many eruptions, which we could watch from the viewing area at the geyser itself, or from the balcony of the inn. It was truly awesome, in the old sense of the word.

The geyser erupted late Sunday afternoon, shortly after we checked into the Old Faithful Inn. Rangers post anticipated eruption times on a board inside the inn, so you can find a good viewing spot in plenty of time.

This eruption is ending with a few final spurts. In the foreground is the Old Faithful Inn. This photo was taken from a second-floor balcony.

This eruption took place Monday morning. Our tour bus had already left, but those of us who were riding in the van got to watch this one last eruption. Notice the contrast in lighting between this early-morning photo and the shots above, which were taken around five o'clock the evening before.

Another shot of the Monday morning eruption we watched just before leaving Old Faithful. Every eruption is different; this one was very high, with such big puffs of steam that it was hard to see the fountain of water.