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    Posted: 23 September 2022 at 22:01
I first saw Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone 50 years ago. At that time, you could only walk around the boardwalk. There was an unofficial trail that led to a clearing on the hillside, but my parents wouldn't let me go up there. In my subsequent visits, a bad knee prevented me from making the climb. Recent developments include a new trail and overlook platform as well as a knee replacement. I was finally able to make the climb and get the shot I have always dreamt about.



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Nice story and a nice picture. Love the colours of Yellowstone. TFS
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This proves a photo with story works better. TFS Basil
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Nice story and a nice picture. Love the colours of Yellowstone. TFS

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Well done! Congratulations.
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

This proves a photo with story works better. TFS Basil

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Congratulations! Splendid shot!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2022 at 09:23
Hi Basil,

Well worth the wait! The last time we went they were talking about the viewpoint; by that stage it had become an 'unofficial' scramble up the slope to a small ledge which had been worn into the hillside, so not exactly the safest of things to do in that part of the world! It';s great to see this is now a well established (and safe!) thing to do and that the NPS has had the sense to make it high enough to crest the tree line. The view is just perfect and shows this natural wonder off very well - as you so amply show us in this cracking image!

Take care and best regards, Neil.
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