Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Beyond
Mammoth Hot Springs
A Hike to Narrow Gauge Terrace
June 22, 2017
Palette Spring
Part of the main terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs, Palette Spring is one of the
first you encounter when ente...
Lower Hymen Terrace
Much of the travertine here is now old and gray, but there is some activity next
to Clematis Creek and...
Trail to Narrow Gauge Terrace
You can see you will be leaving the boardwalks and crowds behind. Be bear
aware!
Sepulcher Mountain Trailhead
Start the trail along Clematis Creek at the west side of the bus parking lot. The
trail also ...
First footbridge over Clematis
Creek
The second footbridge
Here, after ten minutes of walking, you must turn away from the footbridge
(which leads to Sepulcher...
Left at this clear sign
This trail sign is clear as long as you realize you want part of the Howard Eaton
Trail.
Steep trail with spring
wildflowers
Look back over the trail where you
were
The view encompasses Liberty Cap and a few
terraces, part of Mammoth Village, and ...
Lupine and arrowleaf balsamroot grow in a riot
of color.
First glimpse of Narrow Gauge Terrace
After twenty more minutes, during which the trail changes from steep with loose rock...
Narrow Gauge Terrace
From above, the formation resembles a narrow-gauge railroad
bed.
The active spring
Zooming in shows the steaming, streaming part of the
terrace.
Close-up View
The runoff, with its bacterial mats and algae, sparkled in the sun, while purple
fringed gentian grew surpri...
Elk resting by the private
residences
Back down in Mammoth Village, nature reminds us that it’s the middle of a hot
day.
More from Granite Peak
Publications you might enjoy
Yellowstone Treasures guidebook,
updated 5th edition
Through Early Yel...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Beyond Mammoth Hot Springs

156 views

Published on

Escape the crowds at one of Yellowstone National Park's most popular junctions by walking to little-known Narrow Gauge Terrace. Hike in a group of three or more to stay safe in bear country. Or enjoy the hike vicariously! Words and photos by Beth Chapple, editor at Granite Peak Publications.

Published in: Travel
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Beyond Mammoth Hot Springs

  1. 1. Beyond Mammoth Hot Springs A Hike to Narrow Gauge Terrace June 22, 2017
  2. 2. Palette Spring Part of the main terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs, Palette Spring is one of the first you encounter when entering from the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
  3. 3. Lower Hymen Terrace Much of the travertine here is now old and gray, but there is some activity next to Clematis Creek and the trailhead.
  4. 4. Trail to Narrow Gauge Terrace You can see you will be leaving the boardwalks and crowds behind. Be bear aware!
  5. 5. Sepulcher Mountain Trailhead Start the trail along Clematis Creek at the west side of the bus parking lot. The trail also leads to Beaver Ponds and the Howard Eaton Trail. Note the black arrow on this top half of the map on page 265 of Yellowstone Treasures.
  6. 6. First footbridge over Clematis Creek
  7. 7. The second footbridge Here, after ten minutes of walking, you must turn away from the footbridge (which leads to Sepulcher Mountain) and head south up the ridge.
  8. 8. Left at this clear sign This trail sign is clear as long as you realize you want part of the Howard Eaton Trail.
  9. 9. Steep trail with spring wildflowers
  10. 10. Look back over the trail where you were The view encompasses Liberty Cap and a few terraces, part of Mammoth Village, and Mount Everts.
  11. 11. Lupine and arrowleaf balsamroot grow in a riot of color.
  12. 12. First glimpse of Narrow Gauge Terrace After twenty more minutes, during which the trail changes from steep with loose rock to shady forest, soft from needles, you can see your first glimpse of the hot spring.
  13. 13. Narrow Gauge Terrace From above, the formation resembles a narrow-gauge railroad bed.
  14. 14. The active spring Zooming in shows the steaming, streaming part of the terrace.
  15. 15. Close-up View The runoff, with its bacterial mats and algae, sparkled in the sun, while purple fringed gentian grew surprisingly close by.
  16. 16. Elk resting by the private residences Back down in Mammoth Village, nature reminds us that it’s the middle of a hot day.
  17. 17. More from Granite Peak Publications you might enjoy Yellowstone Treasures guidebook, updated 5th edition Through Early Yellowstone travel stories and watercolors, 1871-1916

×