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October 1, 2012

5 Reasons You Should Go to Yellowstone

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Written by: Michael Starkey

2. Old Faithful

There are two geyser areas that you should definitely see when you go to Yellowstone. Our first day we hopped in the rental car and drove straight to the first one, Old Faithful. Sure it’s a tourist trap, but we were tourists, and we wanted to see it early so we wouldn’t run out of time. The big geyser fires off 70 to 150 feet about once every 90 minutes. If you get there shortly after a show, consider going to the cafeteria of Old Faithful Lodge for a meal while you wait. The food is inexpensive, and you can see the geyser through the windows. If it goes off earlier than you expect, you can step outside to see it.


About the Author

Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey
Michael Starkey is an engineer 9-5, but in his spare time he writes about music and cultural history. His work includes "'Mercy, Mercy Me, The Ecology': Environmental Themes in Black Music" and "Hidden from Sight: African Americans and the Wilderness", presented at the annual conference of American Society of Environmental History, in 2006 and 2007 respectively. He is currently working on a book based on his master's thesis, "Wilderness, Race, and African Americans: An Environmental History from Slavery to Jim Crow." Michael lives and work in New York, NY. He currently resides in East Harlem with his wife and splits his work time between offices in Queens and Manhattan. He enjoys bicycling, listening to music, and playing soccer.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, left to right. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Azipaybarah