I’ve always been fascinated by volcanic activity and here in Yellowstone you can get about as close to that as possible. The cold gives incredible contrast to volcanically heated water and when geysers are particularly active it’s amazing to witness, I love seeing steam columns rise against a sapphire sky. The snow can try to belie the danger of leaving the pathbut if you know the history of deaths in the park you know to stay on it. Our guide Doug made every step informative and fascinatingso we not only had great info but breathtaking scenery with nobody else there. The steam would freeze on the path…it was good to have good snow boots. The color of these super-heated pools is incredible. Some geysers have names like “Sapphire or Morning Glory” it’s obvious why. They water itself is clear but the way the light is refracted brings awesome color to our eyes. I don’t know how trees make it with the extremes in temperature but they do. We learned about the root system and general toughness of Lodge Pole Pine…I have new respect for this amazing tree living where no other can! A glance back at this area. Leaving we saw some geysers had acted up again. What power! Lead on Doug! What’s next!