West Thumb Geyser Basin is one of the smallest basins in Yellowstone yet its location along the shore of Yellowstone Lake ranks it as one of the most scenic. West Thumb derived its name from the thumb-like projection from Yellowstone Lake and the name was given by the 1870 Washburn Expedition. Fishing Cone has been the most popular feature. Its unusual location along the lake shore and its symmetrical cone were popularized by early stories of "boiled trout."
After stopping by Jenny Lake we drove on through the south entrance of Yellowstone to West Thumb. These are just a few of the shots from our walk around the basin.
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