GEYSER WATCH Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:59:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Introducing… Sun, 14 Jun 2015 19:39:17 +0000 Bringing it all together now in one place. This site will eventually integrate more thoroughly with the new one and this blog will point to the new one, but not until all the various links and such have been shifted over. This is the last post on this blog – so head on over to […]]]> Changes at Lakeside Spring – Spring 2015 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:45:53 +0000 An energy shift seems to be underway at West Thumb Geyser Basin – and no, that doesn’t mean it’s time to worry about Yellowstone exploding. Shifts happen. And, yes, they’re interesting. The largest change I’m seeing is in Lakeside Spring. The photo above was taken on 7 SEP 2014, and the one below on 25 […]]]> 2 Ledge Geyser 4 May 2015 – part 2 Tue, 26 May 2015 18:31:15 +0000 When an unusual behavior happens with a geyser, especially one as notable as Ledge (it is the 2nd largest geyser at Norris Geyser Basin – Steamboat Geyser is the largest), it gets people talking about past behavior and digging up old photos and research. And those of us who aren’t fully familiar with geyser have […]]]> “Topsoil Spring” 4 May 2015 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:39 +0000 “Topsoil Spring” sits just past the benches at Grand Geyser. Normally fairly well ignored, it’s now doing more than it’s done in at least the recent past. When I walked up to it on the 4th of May, it was already overflowing around the edges and boiling in the middle. In fact, you could see […]]]> “Gizmo Geyser” Observation – 4 May 2015 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:49 +0000 “Gizmo Geyser” is located on the Castle Geyser platform and is not active every year. I have it in quotes here because I can’t find documentation stating that the name is anything formal. I did hear from another gazer that it got that informal name from someone asking, “What’s that little gizmo there?” On my […]]]> Ledge Geyser 11 May 2015 Fri, 15 May 2015 00:37:00 +0000 I only had a short time to stop off at Norris and check on Ledge Geyser. What I found looked promising. Water coming from many vents in Ledge Geyser and small bursts from the main vent. But my schedule kept me moving on. All I could do is grab a few photos and a video. […]]]> Ledge Geyser 4 May 2015 – Part 1 Tue, 05 May 2015 17:22:10 +0000 Ledge Geyser erupted sometime earlier than 8:00 AM when the first geyser gazer arrived to see what Ledge was up to. When he arrived, Ledge was already into a powerful steam phase, meaning the water phase of the eruption, where it sends up jets of water, had already passed. The day before good water levels […]]]> The Colors of Porcelain Basin Sat, 02 May 2015 22:48:40 +0000 1 MAY 2015 Opening day for the East Gate of Yellowstone and Mike and I headed in this cloudless day to head over to Norris in hopes that Ledge Geyser might erupt for us. No such luck, but the colors of Norris are glorious. Here’s a sampling of a few photos from the day.]]> Seeing Yellowstone at a slow pace Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:23:18 +0000 Now that we’ve moved to the Cody area, East of Yellowstone, and the house is at least good enough for now, I have to say it’s finally sinking in that this summer can move at a slower pace. I’ve always been intrigued by slow travel – staying in a place long enough to get to […]]]> 1 BEEHIVE GEYSER 1410 ie Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:06:28 +0000 Beehive showed up today at 1410 this afternoon and what fun to see it back again. But we still really don’t have any sort of a handle on what the intervals might be. We need a closed interval to give a bit of an idea. It’s been interesting to see the reaction to the last […]]]>