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National Park - Beehive Geyser
of sign - Upper Geyser Basin trail in Yellowstone National Park
taken June 2008
view of sign
view of sign
geyser, named for its 4-foot high cone, resembles and old fashioned
beehive. Though its cone is modest by comparison to
in the Upper Geyser Basin, Beehive is one of the most powerful and impressive
geysers in Yellowstone. The cone acts as
nozzle, directing its stream and water to heights of up to 200 feet.
Beehive's activity is not predictable, but when eruption cycles start,
intervals between eruptions can range from 10 hours
average eruption lasts approximately 5 minutes.
are hot springs the erupt periodically. In Yellowstone National Park
all the ingredients needed for geyser activity are
heat, water, and underground rock hard enough to withstand intense pressures.
exhibit made possible by a generous grant from the Yellowstone Association.
on the sign
addition to the text there is a picture of Beehive Geyser and a two dimensional
display of the geyser's plumbing system.
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