Susan and Selwyn were excited to finally see Old Faithful erupt but it wasn't quite time yet so we took a look inside Old Faithful Inn. The elevation here is 7,349" (2,240m).
The inn was built from materials harvested from the park. The lobby has a 65' ceiling! (19.8m) Built in the winter of 1903-1904, it is one of the few remaining log hotels in the US. It's also a National Historic Landmark.
The geyser erupted a little later than predicted.
Three young men waited patiently.
The sky was so gray it was a little difficult to see the geyser's water and steam.
The geyser basin around Old Faithful is a study in contrasts.
Old Faithful Inn through the steam.
Interesting pools and hot pots abound.
Boardwalk trails are a must for walking safely on unpredictable grounds and they protect the ground from the many thousands of tourists who visit every year.
After lunch we went back and watched Old Faithful against a blue sky.
For fun you can check out the live webcam, but beware, you won't see much at night!