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Why Study Geysers?

“About half of Earth’s geysers are located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States.”   “Precipitation trends and climate changes can affect geysers. Eruption intervals at Old Faithful Geyser have changed in the past, and it even ceased erupting in the 13th and 14th centuries because of a severe drought. How often geysers erupt […]

Hayden Expedition – Norris Geyser Basin

On this day 150 years ago! (August 28, 1871)   The Hayden Expedition packed their wagons at Bottler’s Ranch and headed toward Fort Ellis.   (In Burning Ground, the trio of Graham, Makawee, and Rides Alone were captured by hostile Piegan Blackfeet. They were taken to a camp in Norris Geyser Basin. Graham was mistakenly […]

Hayden Expedition – Mammoth Bath Houses

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 26, 1871) The Hayden Expedition leaves the Mammoth Hot Springs area on the way back to Bottler’s Ranch, situated near Emigrant Peak. Two entrepreneurs (James McCartney and Harry Horr) had staked a claim to the springs and constructed crude bath houses. They charged visitors a fee for soaking […]

Hayden Expedition – Baronett’s Bridge

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 25, 1871)  The Hayden Expedition used Baronett’s bridge on the way to Mammoth Hot Springs.   Jack Baronett emigrated from Scotland and served as a scout for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He ventured to the Montana Territory in 1864 seeking his fortune in gold. When the […]

Hayden Expedition – Grizzly Attack!

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 22, 1871) The Hayden Expedition advances through the Pelican Valley in Yellowstone on their way north. (In Burning Ground, a sow grizzly with two cubs attacks Rides Alone – a Crow guide – while he is gutting a slain bison).

Hayden Expedition – Earthquake!

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 21, 1871) An earthquake awakened the Hayden Expedition members sleeping at Camp Hovey. The first shock lasted 20 seconds. It toppled some trees and caused the horses to spring to their feet, but no one was injured. (In Burning Ground, Makawee and Graham had to scramble from the […]