Jackson is a good staging post for National visits to Yellowstone Park and its l0,000-plus geysers, hot pools and mudpots
Working with William Henry Jackson, the expedition photographer, Moran completed numerous watercolor sketches of Yellowstone's hot springs, mudpots
, geysers, and waterfalls.
1) That expedition, however, resolved the doubts: Yes, the storied geysers, hot springs, steaming mudpots
, river falls, canyons, lakes, and bountiful wildlife, were real, all real.
They're called extremeophiles, named for their ability to thrive in the most inhospitable environments on Earth--environments that remain intact in Yellowstone in the form of steaming geysers, bubbling mudpots
, and scalding thermal pools.
A bike trip led by Western Spirit Cycling covers 30 to 50 miles per day, a surprisingly doable distance when you stop often for bubbling mudpots
, sulfuric geysers, and cascading falls.