"Midway Geyser Basin - Awesome Sights" Montana Things to Do Tip by razorbacker

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  Panoramic view of Midway Geyser Basin from hill.
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  • Panoramic view of Midway Geyser Basin from hill. - Montana
      Panoramic view of Midway Geyser Basin from hill.
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  • Excelsior Geyser pool - Montana
      Excelsior Geyser pool
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  • Grand Prismatic Spring - Montana
      Grand Prismatic Spring
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  • Opal Pool - Montana
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  • Turquoise Pool - Montana
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This is a can't-miss group of geothermal features. If you go be sure to climb the slope across the highway for some great panoramic shots. The day we were there, we had the added pleasure of watching a herd of buffalo cross the rock escarpment from the south with calves searching for the best place to leap across the steaming runoff channels. The panormic view I include here shows the Firehole River in the foreground. There are three features in the middle of the shot: (from front to back - and largest to smallest) Excelsior Geyser pool, Turquoise Pool, and Opal Pool. On the left border of the view in the background is Grand Prismatic Spring. (I HOPE you're in better shape than I was when you climb this hill! Wish I'd had an inhaler!)

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  • Written Jul 4, 2008
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