Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Terrace Mountain at Mammoth Hot Springs is the largest known carbonate-depositing
in the world. The most famous feature at the springs is the Minerva Terrace,
a series of travertine
terraces. The terraces have been deposited by the spring over many years
but, due to recent
minor earthquake activity, the spring vent has shifted, rendering the terraces
Bull Elk in Yellowstone National Park
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
Restaurant and cafeteria of the Mammoth Hot Springs
A dinning room of the restaurant of Mammoth Hot Springs serves a broad
selection of a menu. It is decorated with colorful flowers.
The steak served was tender and very delicious.
A group of elks appeared over the area of Mammoth Hot Springs hotel just
(L) Elk, Bison and patrol car, that is in surveillance of wild animals
in hotel and restaurant area, Mammoth Hot Springs.
(L) Many elks and a bison are eating grass in the early morning near the
restaurants of a hotel.
(R) Hot springs terraces were much more dry than the earlier time, e.g.,
in that of 1962.
(L) Dying Minerva Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
(R) Hot springs terraces with an active steam
Hot springs terraces with an active steam:
All terraces in Mammoth are almost dying due to the changes in groundwater
level fluctuation in the adjacent region.
Active hot springs terraces were observed at the time of 1960s. This photography
was taken by Dr. J. Miyamoto in the summer of 1962.
(L) Mommoth village viewed from the lower terrace area (R) Dried terrace
at Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park
(L)A hot spring steaming at Mammoth, Yellowstone National Park
(M) A film camera is still on sale at a local store of Mammoth
(R) All gas stations in the National Parks are self-service.
Average price for gasoline is 75 to 80 yen per liter, slightly differ from
place to place.
Golden gate canyon and Golden gate bridge of Yellowstone, 2012
(L) Widening of the Golden Gate viaduct, Yellowstone National Park, 1933
(R) Rustic Falls is located at the entrance to Golden Gate Canyon
The name comes from the color of the rocks, some of which is due to native
Golden Gate Canyon was named in 1883-84 when the first stagecoach road
was built through it.
It was most likely named by someone on the construction crew or by an early
The bridge was originally built in 1885 of wood. The first concrete bridge
was built in 1901,
widened in 1934, and totally rebuilt in 1977.
Roaring Mountain and a fumarole, an opening in a planet's crust, in Yellowstone
(L) A river along the Grand Loop Road, north to Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone
(R) A warning sign plate saying ' Do not approach wildlife.'
A bison is observed in a meadow near Twin Lakes.
(L) A guide map of Norris Geyser Basin (R) A bison in Yellowstone National
Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone
Norris Geyser Basin
Steamboat Geyser at Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Steamboat-Geyser eruptions occur at irregular intervals with a powerful
jet of steam.
Fire Hole Falls, viewed from the Fire Hole Canyon Road, south of Madison,
Yellowstone National Park.
Sapphire Pool in Yellowstone National Park
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Sapphire Pool, named for its blue, crystal-clear water and for its resemblance
to an Oriental sapphire, was once a placid hot pool.
It was not there, until after the 1959 earthquake that major eruptions
Sapphire Pool, Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Crested Pool is a hot spring in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National
The spring is 42 12.8 m deep. It is named for the "crest" which
surrounds the pool.
Although it is considered a spring, Crested Pool sometimes erupts like
Castle Geyser is in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.
It is noted for the particularly
large geyserite sinter deposits. They have been likened in appearance to
(L) Firehole River and Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park
(R) Siliceous sinter geyser basin: Old-faithful Village is viewed, in the
Sawmill Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park
Eruptions of the Sawmill Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin
It erupts up to 11 m height, every one-to-three hour interval, sprinkling
water over the trail:
However, the water is not felt hot to us.
(L) Solitary Geyser is a fountain-type geyser in Yellowstone National Park,
located above the Upper Geyser Basin.
Eruptions last about a minute and are four to eight minutes apart; most
eruptions are less than 2 m in height.
(R) Ear Spring, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park
(L) Solitary Geyser with a meter high (M) Burbling Aurum Geyser (R) Grand
Gyser, Yellowstone National Park
Beehive Geyser, heart pool
Scalloped Spring, Upper Old Faithful Basin, Yellowstone National Park
The Old Faithful Inn is a hotel in Yellowstone National Park. The building
features a multi-story
log lobby, flanked by long frame wings containing guest rooms. The inn
is a prime example of
the "Golden Age" of rustic resort architecture, that harmonized
with their natural environment.
It is also unique in that it is one of the few log hotels still standing
in the United States.
Besides of the Inn, there are Old Faithful Lodge and Old Faithful Snow
Lodge, which is open
during the winter season, at a different location.
The main building and the entrance of the Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn is the prime example of rustic resort architecture.
(L) East Wing section of the Old Faithful Inn: The guest rooms are faced
to the Old Faithful Geyser.
(R) Exterior of the Old House section of Old Faithful Inn
(L) Old Faithful Snow Lodge, the only accommodation open during the winter.
(M) A cafeteria of the Old Faithful Lodge (R) A new section of the dinning
room of the Old Faithful Inn
(L) Glass etchings, Old Faithful Inn dining room and Bear Pit bar
(R) A clinic building at the Old Faithful Village
Old Faithful Inn: It hoisted national flags on the roof and in a lobby,
in which a piano was playing.
(L) Interior of Old Faithful Inn (M) A lobby of the Old faithful Lodge
Cabins (R) The souvenir shop of Old Faithful Inn on the first floor
(L) A display plate that shows the predicted time of next eruption. (M)
A guide plate of the Old Faithful Geyser
(R) Old Faithful Geyser 1948
(L) Historical poster of Yellowstone created in 1938 (R) Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Geyser in the early morning
(L) A signboard of Observation Point
(R) Old Faithful Geyser viewed from the hill behind, that is photographed
in 1962 by Dr. J. Miyamoto.
Please observe that we can find a few facilities other than the main building
section of Old Faithful Inn at that time.
Old Faithful Geyser eruption and many watchers: It was photographed from
the observation point in June 2012.
Old Faithful Geyser 2012
Old Faithful Geyser eruption occurs, with an interval of 45 to 125 minutes.
This geyser is located at 2245 m above sea level.
(L) Many geyser-watchers sit and wait around the site, expecting a higher
eruption to the sky.
(R) Old Faithful Geyser eruption before the sunset
Old Faithful Geyser eruption at the maximum power
Beehive Geyser is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National
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geyser located about 3.0 m$B!!(Bfrom Beehive.$B!!(BEruptions of Beehive Geyser last
five minutes and reaches 61 m high. The fountain maintains its full height
for the duration
of the eruption, dropping just slightly near to the end. The interval between
eruptions ranges from eight to 24 hours during the summer.
Beehive eruption is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National
(L) Old Faithful Geyser before sunset (R) Old Faithful Geyser at sunset
Old Faithful Geyser at sunset
The driving distance from Jackson Hole to Jackson Hole, Milage recorders
for a vehicle, was 435km.
From and To The Jackson Hole International Airport
The Jackson Hole Airport is located at the base of the spectacular Teton
It is located entirely within Grand Teton National Park. It has come the
third in a global poll
of the world favorite-scenic airport landings, by the private jet-hire-booking
The security-check for air passengers is very severe at this airport. No-smoking
found inside of Jackson Hole Airport. However, a frequent announcement
to prohibit smoking in the airport terminal.
(L) Delta Air freight at Jackson Hole International Airport.
(R) A check-in counter and a lobby of the terminal building
A picture panel is displayed on the wall of the airport, which shows a
nature and an animal in the Grand Teton National Park.
Delta Airline freight from Jackson Hole International Airport for Salt
$B"((BSan Francisco-Salt Lake direct flight was augmented from July 2012.
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
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Yellowstone National Park 2012
Old Faithful Geyser 2012
Grand Teton National Park
Smoking restriction within US National Parks
A smoking control in Midwestrn US and at San Francisco
Midwestern US and at San Francisco
Seattle 01 Seattle 02 Amtrak to Glacier National Park Glacier National Park Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone National Park 01 Yellowstone National Park 02 Smoking ban in National Parks
San Francisco 01 San Francisco 02 Hotels in San Francisco UCSF Medical Center
Smoking control in Midwestern US and at San Francisco
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All photographs were taken in June 2012, and, the article was written in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.