Located on the edge of Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Geyser Basin is an area that is alive with geothermal activity. I returned to Minuteman geyser as the sun was beginning to set to sit alone and listen to the symphony of primordial sounds that filled the atmosphere. With the haze from the summer fires still filtering the light, the shadows of the mist and spray were cast a pale orange as they moved away from the azure pools of water below.
BATH OF THE PHOENIX
Nearly 15 miles into the backcountry of Yellowstone, lays remarkable series of thermal features. On my way to the hot springs known as "Mr. Bubbles” I passed through steaming edges of rivers lined with thermal pools that were unlike anything I had ever seen before. The constant rumbling beneath the earth was both seen and felt along both banks, which augmented the mystical aura that surrounded this place.
RAINBOWS AND WAVES
The Grand Prismatic Springs are one of the most visited geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. Their beauty and colors are unrivaled when coupled with the shear size of the area. Weaving patterns scattered the surfaces as winds pushed the steam rising off the turquoise waters directly to me. The wind would snake back and forth across the springs, yielding a fascinating alternating series of sensations changing from cool dry air to heated steam.