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Bubbling, boiling, blasting, erupting ... !!!

The Grand Geyser, the largest predictable geyser in Yellowstone, can spout boiling water over 150 feet in the air.

Grand Geyser is probably the finest predictable geyser. It erupts 3 times a day with an eruption window of 2 hours before and 2 hours after the predicted hour.

Today, the eruption was predicted at 12.30pm with the possibility of the earliest eruption at 10.30am or at the latest at 2.30pm.

We were waiting patiently ... Grand erupted at 1pm !!!

 

Worth the patience ...

One huge blast lasting 10 minutes, and 2 more eruptions during the minute following the end of the first eruption.

 

A most amazing experience, that makes you feel so tiny little and vulnerable, considering the massive forces hidden in mother earth's womb !!!

 

After the eruptions of Grand, we went back to the Old Faithful guy ... A gentle old soul, but strongly outshone by the flamboyant and explosive Grand, according to me !!!

 

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Taken on September 19, 2011