Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser has set a new record for how quickly it has gone off between eruptions, less than four days. That may not seem like a big deal if you are familiar with Old Faithful Geyser. It will go off every half hour to hour-and-a-half. But Steamboat is the tallest active geyser in the world, capable of shooting steam and water almost twice as high as Old Faithful. Steamboat also will go quiet for years and years, another reason some geyser gazers are so fascinated by the big water spout. Because it is going off more often, this may be the best summer to see the geyser erupt.
To read more about the geyser, read my story in this week’s Billings Gazette at https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/yellowstone-s-tallest-geyser-breaks-its-record-for-shortest-time/article_af8e9ec4-1504-5113-8798-3cd3ac0700ff.html.
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)