This will be my last post from September 20th, although not the last from Yellowstone. After we left Midway Geyser Basin that afternoon, we decided to drive over to the Canyon area and do a quick drive along the North Rim of Yellowstone Canyon.
Yellowstone Canyon from the North Rim
Lower Falls in the distance
After leaving the Canyon area, we drove back the way we had come, en route to Great Fountain Geyser. It was expected to erupt at 7:00 PM, give or take two hours.
On the way to Great Fountain Geyser, I snapped this shot of a couple of buffalo,
with the ever-present steam vents in the background.
We arrived at Great Fountain Geyser about 6:30 PM. There were others waiting, who assured us that we hadn't missed the eruption yet. So we settled down to wait. The following photos were taken while we waited...and watched...and hoped.
We finally had to give up and leave after about an hour and a half of waiting. By then it was getting too dark to see much anyway. The geyser probably erupted as soon as we were out of the area. Geysers can be fickle. But, if you see one, you'll think it was worth the wait.
Even though we didn't get to see Great Fountain geyser erupt, I thought it was beautiful in the late-day sunlight.