Yellowstone NP: Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is a relatively less crowded way to see hydro thermal features.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a magical place that I intend to visit again and again. There is so much to see and do. This post is an overview of my trips to Yellowstone, divided up by area of the park.

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Yellowstone NP: Artist Paintpots

The hydro-thermal features (hot springs, mudpots, and small geysers) in this area received their name because they reminded first explorers of an artist’s paint palette. It is a 1.2 mile walk around the paintpots.

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Yellowstone NP: Mount Washburn

Mount Washburn trail has officially made it on my list of top 10 favorite hikes. You start out with amazing views and by the time you reach the summit they become incredible. On a clear day, you can see Grand Teton mountain over 50 miles away. I didn’t get that lucky with the weather, but…

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Yellowstone NP: Mud Volcano

My second day in Yellowstone, I woke up early and headed towards Mount Washburn. However, I got distracted by a park sign that said Mud Volcano. So my dreams of summiting Mount Washburn got postponed for an hour. I really like the Mud Volcano area. It is completely different from the Upper Geyser Basin’s hydro-thermal…

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Yellowstone NP: Upper Geyser Basin

My first adventure on my second trip to Yellowstone was walking Upper Geyser Basin. I highly recommend picking up a copy of the Old Faithful Trail Guide booklet from the Park Ranger desk at the Old Faithful Visitor Center. The booklet has great information about the thermal features in the area and includes a trail…

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