Geysers Galore

September 13, 2009 Apparently, 300-500 geysers gush in Yellowstone National Park.

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Old Faithful is the most famous and the first to be named in the park back in 1870. Apparently, Old Faithful was used as a laundry in the 1880s, even though the force of the eruptions sometimes damaged the cotton and linen garments that were flung into the crater for cleaning.

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Most geysers smell of sulfur - free rotten egg scented saunas.

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Castle Geyser surges longer than Old Faithful, about 20 minutes followed by 40 minutes of roaring steam. It's plume towers 90 feet high.

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Geyser basin trails wind by springs that boil, steam, spit and spout water high in the air.

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Yellowstone is the largest active geyser field in the world.

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