Watching Ledge Spring Erupt

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...
Updates from West Thumb Early June 2017

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...
Spasmodic Geyser Observations 23 April 2017

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...
Sawmill Geyser is taking a break

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...
Updates from West Thumb – Early May 2017

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...