Firehole River

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August 2014 – Wyoming, Yellowstone Park

Photo taken by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

…and this is where about 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of thermal water from the Grand Prismatic Spring is poured every minute of the day. Firehole River is one of the most interesting water attractions in the Park due to its pathway through Yellowstone. Firehole begins in the wilderness as a stream until it reaches the three major geyser basins of the area with geothermal activity relating to the volcanoes. The temperatures increase and some of the underground water will gush into the river rather than explode out of the geysers. The picture speaks for itself…

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