Old Faithful at Yellowstone

Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition,¬†Old Faithful¬†geyser was named for its frequent and somewhat predictable eruptions, which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Old Faithful can vary in height from 100-180 feet with an average near 130-140 feet. Eruptions normally last between 1.5 to 5 minutes.

Old Faithful

Here is a sequence of images depicting a dormant Old Faithful to eruption and then cool down ……

Old Faithful Blowing

Visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming

We visited Jackson Hole, Wyoming recently and will be posting images from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

The airport in Jackson Hole is the only airport in United States within a national park – Grand Teton National Park. Arrived with a view of the Teton mountain range.

Airport in a National Park
Jackson Hole Airport

Bear Sighting

Sighting of a black bear on the side of Skyline Drive at Shenandoah National Park.

One of the many highlights of visiting Shenandoah National Park is the opportunity to observe and photograph wildlife – white-tailed deer, a wide variety of birds, and butterflies, and, with some frequency, black bears. Black bears estimated in a few hundreds are the only species of bear found in Shenandoah National Park.

Bear Sighting

Bench View from Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. The Skyline Drive runs its length, and a vast network of trails includes a section of the long-distance Appalachian Trail. Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks. Shenandoah is home to many bird species, plus deer, squirrels and the elusive black bear.

Bench View from Shenandoah National Park