Yellowstone road trip was the most complex in terms of planning and execution. I have written a detailed post here. In spite of all the this, Yellowstone memories are etched in our memories forever. Yellowstone gives you entirely other world feeling, as if you have landed on another planet.
My best Yellowstone memories have been seeing those vivid colors coming out of the hot springs. These beautiful colors are because of the thriving heat loving microbes called as ‘Thermophiles’. They depend on variations in temperatures and how hot or cold the water is and an entirely different environment would be created for these microbes. The water spreads out of a hot spring and cools down creating concentric circles of varying temperature. Different colors visible to us indicate that they are all different environments for these bacteria. These thermophiles thrive in hot springs, few in hot water and few in gases like hydrogen sulphide creating a combination of colors.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Yellowstone
Yellowstone is one of those trips which will surely leave you stunned and surprised. All we can do is marvel at the beauty of nature. Don’t miss to check out detailed post on planning Yellowstone here. Also do not miss to check my post for Grand Teton National Park.
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