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Thermal Activity

Sunday, June 5th, 2011 in Wyoming
Thermal Activity

We soon discovered that June is still winter in Yellowstone and that the colors of the geysers, so rich and rusty in summer, are quite muted at this time of year. There was still a lot of snow throughout the park.

Turquiose Pool

Excelsior Geyser

Grand Prismatic Spring
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Assortment

Northerly Island
Northerly Island
When my brother invited me to join him and his family for a trip to Northerly Island this weekend for some sledding and snowshoeing, I told him I’d be delighted to do so.
Ice Hiking in Ryerson Woods
Ice Hiking in Ryerson Woods
A few weeks ago, Nemo dumped about six inches of snow on the Chicago area before it ganged up with a Nor’easter to sucker-punch the East Coast.
Snow At Elevation
Snow At Elevation
It snowed in the high country last night so today I cleared my schedule and drove up into the mountains to get a closer look at this season’s first snow.