Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park

Norris Geyser Basin is home to a variety of water life.
And I've even seen a few elk here.
When you come to Norris be prepared to spend some time.

Norris Geyser Basin is very easy to find. It is well marked on the Travel map you are given when you enter the park.
Their are two main hiking trails in Norris. Both of these trails make a complete loop. and meet up in the middle like a figure eight. I don't remember how long these trails are. If memory serves me correctly one is about a mile and the other is just under three miles.
Either way their is so much to see here the walk seems very very short. Until you realize you have spent most the day here. Ha ha ha

Norris Geyser Basin is packed full of Hot Springs, Geysers, Mud Pots, Fumaroles and animals.
It is also home to steam boat geyser. witch when it erupts is the tallest geyser in the park. Steam boat is my favorite geyser in the park also. No i have not been lucky enough to see it erupt. Steam boat is not as regular as Old Faithful but is it always gurgling spitting and full of activity. And these are just a few reasons why we always stop at Norris when we come to the park.

Norris is an amazing place just like most things in the park. Please lets all work together to keep our park clean. Buy Hauling out our own Trash and cleaning up after others. When needs be. Thank you.

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