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Old Faithful Explodes – Yellowstone NP – Wyoming, USA


Photo of the Day – Old Faithful Explodes – Yellowstone NP – Wyoming, USA

It is 2am in the morning in San Francisco and we are on our way to one of the best National Parks in the world for the day – Yosemite NP. Today marks the first time that I have ever visited Yosemite NP and as I wake up this morning all my mind can think about is all of the amazing sites that have made me fall in love with one of the other unbelievable National Parks in the US – Yellowstone. Here is a picture of the famous Old Faithful Geyser that I took several days before my brother got married in Wyoming back in 2011.

Old Faithful Explodes - Yellowstone NP - Wyoming, USA

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA


Photo of the Day – The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA

Ever wonder why Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is called “Yellowstone”. This photo of The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, found deep in the middle of the park offers you a clue. Unfortunately that clue leads you in the direction of the most commonly misstated fact about Yellowstone National Park!

Yellowstone was not named for the abundant yellow-colored rhyolite lavas in The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. The name actually comes from a reference to yellow sandstones along the banks of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, several hundred miles downstream and northeast of the park.

I took this picture last fall while I was out in Jackson, Wyoming celebrating my brothers wedding.

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA
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