Bench Series #41: 8º below at Yellowstone

Yes ’tis I, disguised underneath all the layers of clothing. This bench photo was taken in May 2010 whilst waiting for Old Faithful, America’s most famous geyser, to spring into action. As you can see, Spring hadn’t happened yet in Yellowstone National Park. It was bitterly cold with an icy wind blowing.

Old Faithful Yellowstone National Park

We were impatiently waiting for the promised spectacular spurt of steam which can shoot from 3,700 to 8,400 US gallons of boiling water into the air. Old Faithful, one of the most predictable geographical features on earth, erupts roughly every 90 minutes, with the jet of steam rising from 106-185 feet, and lasting anything from 1-5 minutes. I was pacing up and down trying to keep warm, but I think the woman on the bench must have been frozen solid.

Do you have any photos of benches with someone or something on them, for Jude’s Bench Series #41?

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71 comments on “Bench Series #41: 8º below at Yellowstone

  1. Pingback: Jude’s Bench Series #41 and double denim | Ruth Bradbury-Horton

  2. ‘hehehe’ – looks more cool than cold… 😀

    Watching a geyser is fascinating, have seen several in Iceland in different sizes – they are cool, the bench here too… 🙂

  3. I was in Yellowstone years ago but in spring and on that moment there was no place on the bench and around also a lot of people..On this moment she’s there alone but its so cold i can’t understood she sitting down there

  4. You’ve been digging in those archives again Ad! I bet it was worth the wait. I would have shared my lunch time bowl of soup if I’d known. Poor soul must have needed it xx

  5. Dedication, Sylvia! We were with Old Faithful last summer. I know they have harsh winters there but didn’t realize they could last into spring! Great photo. That woman’s backside must have been cold!

  6. Oh my goodness, talk about faithful…lol…you two were stalwarts! Great bench photo, Sylvia. I’ve sat there watching Old Faithful too, on a very warm day, and it is a fantastic thrill. 😀

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