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Saint Paul, Minnesota
November 7, 2003
But this entry is mostly a way to show the photos. And a visit here is a way to meet people from all over the world.
First time here? Take a left on the entry road where signs direct toward stores and restaurants. The parking area there lies midway between the geyser basin and the Inn. Access is more convenient, and parking is less likely to be crowded.
From journal Yellowstone Too
October 29, 2003
September 24, 2003
About a three hour ride back to Jackson at night. We had to drive slow as animals were often by the roadside, attracted to lights. We saw buffalo, elk, and deer.
From journal Jackso Hole Wyoming
by Wildcat Dianne
August 24, 2003
Dad, my sister Erika, and I arrived in Yellowstone National Park in July 1990 and one of our first stops was to see Old Faithful. First, we stopped at the historic Old Faithful Inn and took photos there before continuing on to the geyser. For a reasonable rate, you can stay at the hotel and hear Old Faithful erupt on an hourly basis. But Dad had made reservations for us to rough it at the Roosevelt Lodge.
Old Faithful Geyser is thousands of years old and is one of the oldest active geysers in the world. It can spew water as high as 100 feet when erupting, but Dad thought in 1990 that Old Faithful had lost its power and its plume was higher in 1989 when he took our mother to Yellowstone.
Once at Old Faithful, Dad, Erika, and I had to wait about a half an hour for the next eruption. There are benches around the geyser for one to sit on and wait and not get tired. So, we sat down and waited and watched people from all over the world talking and waiting. There was a tour group from France at Old Faithful that day along with many Japanese tourists and many Americans.
After patiently waiting for Old Faithful to do its thing, it finally erupted. It was quite a sight and everyone was quickly taking pictures. Dad had Erika and I pose in front of the erupting geyser, and it was one of the best photos from our Yellowstone trip. Dad was unimpressed with Old Faithful since it is a popular tourist attraction, but one has to see it to admire the natural beauty of it.
Old Faithful is located at the Lower Loop of Yellowstone, and Old Faithful Inn is nearby.
From journal Majestic Yellowstone
June 26, 2003
One Japanese couple with a small child were estatic - excitedly pointing and telling their child about the geyser. We couldn't understand a word, but the body language was delightful.
Next, we watched an older German couple carefully set up for photographs with every piece of camera equipment known to man. As the fountain began to rise higher, der Herr produced a tape recorder and began to narrate. Different, but also delightful.
Next came a family from my own country, who found the performance a little behind schedule. So they said "What's with this outfit?" -- And as the fountain began to rise, they said "Is that all there is?" --- And at the climax, they said "We'd better leave before the crowd jams the exits!" --- and when we pointed out to them the many other geysers in the area with a wide variety of appearances, they said "You mean we have to walk there?"
Most of the time, I'm proud to be from the US. Sometimes, I just keep my mouth shut.
From journal Camp and condo in Yellowstone and Grand Teton
by Beverly Puckett
Bella Vista, Arkansas
May 13, 2002
From journal Wild Wild West
Overland Park, Kansas
May 3, 2002
Parking is close by and a level walk to the viewing area makes this sight accessible to all visitors regardless of their physical status.
Picture taking of Old Faithful is quite easy other than getting a good shot through the crowd so if you want pictures plan of sitting on one of the available benches from right after one eruption until the next one so that you can be in the front row.
From journal Yellowstone - Spend Some Time
West Chester, Pennsylvania
October 25, 2000
In both winter and summer, wildlife is everywhere. A camera is a must. The geysers and hot springs are too numerous to mention. See photos.
From journal High Adventure in Jackson Hole
October 18, 2000
From journal Yellowstone Family Adventure