Could Ear Spring be an indicator for Giantess?

We're quickly approaching the longest day of the year and that means it's high time to pick up the observations, photos and videos from this past year and get them into a better format. I've been thinking a lot about what would be most helpful with these observations....

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Favorite Photos: A slice of July

July is always busy, but the busier we all get, the more we need a way to calm and center ourselves regularly. For me, this simply takes a bit of time in nature - just time to stop and be. Even just working on photos taken just for the appreciation of the moment calms...

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Abyss Pool Heating Up – July 2017

Just a quick post here to share some comparison photos of the heating up of Abyss Pool at West Thumb Geyser Basin. While there haven't been any reports of "Waterfall Geyser" in quite awhile, it seems the whole geyser basin is just slowly heating up. Which thermal...

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June 2017 Favorite Photos

While sifting through the photos taken in June, I realized I'm not making enough photos. I'm not pausing to find the photo - but rather just falling into more of a photographic rut. That rut takes the form of documentation photos of the thermal features. So, as a way...

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Upper Geyser Basin Late June 2017

I recently spent three nights in the Old Faithful area and four delightful days spent taking notes on what I saw and visiting with friends. While I still need to go through more files, I'm starting to take more of the approach I do to scrapbooking and just find...

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Watching Ledge Spring Erupt

Ledge Spring is one of the thermal features at West Thumb that has benefited from the energy increase that started last August with the appearance of "Waterfall Geyser." In just a few days, this spring when from lower water and a crater lined with brown microbes to...

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Updates from West Thumb Early June 2017

The thermal energy continues to slowly increase at West Thumb Geyser Basin. This dynamic geyser basin is used to energy shifts, but this one is pretty good and will be fun to watch what happens over the summer. At best, I'm hoping to see another geyser or two...

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Fountain Paint Pots area update early June 2017

More changes happening in Yellowstone - which really isn't news, but change is always fun to watch. This time it's in the Lower Geyser Basin in the Fountain Paint Pots area. A new vent has opened up near Clepsydra Geyser that's known to be a fairly constant performer...

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Spasmodic Geyser Observations 23 April 2017

It's sometimes easiest to understand field notes by simply seeing how someone else keeps theirs. And since the Sawmill Group is acting differently this spring, I want to get my field notes out where others can see them for themselves. This way, if others decide to...

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Sawmill Geyser is taking a break

As the summer 2017 season in Yellowstone starts to bring in more reports, there are some changes happening in the Sawmill Group. SAWMILL GROUP WHERE ARE THEY AND WHICH ONES ARE THEY? The Sawmill Group of thermal features is located near Grand Geyser. T. Scott Bryan's...

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Updates from West Thumb – Early May 2017

Last week I took a survey flight with Choice Aviation mainly to check on the thermal features at West Thumb - in particular, I wanted to see if the geyser that started to erupt last August was still active or if the energy had shifted away from it. Below is a...

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Taking a Flight over Yellowstone

I just couldn’t stand it any longer – wondering what has happened over at West Thumb with the new geyser that broke out last summer. I heard that it was still active as of closing day of the winter season from a ranger over at West Thumb/Grant. A friend of mine who’s...

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