After enjoying the display put on by Old Faithful on September 20, we decided to take a hike to Mystic Falls. The trail to the falls starts at the back of Biscuit Basin, so the first two photos are scenes from Biscuit Basin.
Sapphire Pool in Biscuit Basin
A colorful runoff from one of the hot pools in Biscuit Basin
The hike to Mystic Falls was fairly easy and a pleasant walk. The next images were taken along the trail. Most of the trees along the trail are those that have grown since the 1988 fires.
The trail follows the Little Firehole River
This was our first sight of the falls. But it's only the bottom part.
This isn't a great shot, but you can get a better idea of the full size of the waterfall.
A look at the river as we begin our return walk.
What do you think...an osprey nest maybe?
Here, we're almost back to the beginning of the trail,
but I stopped for photos of the reflections in the water puddles.