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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2015, 07:44:41 PM »
I wouldn't take young kids to Yellowstone, unless they're fine sitting in a car for long stretches of time. There's alot of driving and getting in and out of the car. Unless of course you just do one area which I recommend anyways.
Were you there? Which "one area" are you referring to?
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2015, 08:10:07 PM »
Were you there? Which "one area" are you referring to?
I guess you can spend a few hours in the Lower Geyser Basin (Old Faithful area) sitting around and waiting for geysers to erupt. Most geysers there are wheelchair accessible. Good luck keeping your kids entertained for the time it takes though...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2015, 08:24:26 PM »
I wouldn't take young kids to Yellowstone, unless they're fine sitting in a car for long stretches of time. There's alot of driving and getting in and out of the car. Unless of course you just do one area which I recommend anyways.
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I don't think there's anything particularly kid-unfriendly about Yellowstone. Sure you'll have to drive a little to get to the different areas, but you're (almost) always right near somewhere to stop with something to see/do if you want.
If your kids can't sit in a car for a half an hour then you're screwed no matter where you go...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2015, 08:29:10 PM »
Good luck keeping your kids entertained for the time it takes though...
+1, always assume that you'll get to Old Faithful right after it erupted and you'll need to sit around waiting for an hour and 20 minutes :)

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2015, 08:31:42 PM »
+1, always assume that you'll get to Old Faithful right after it erupted and you'll need to sit around waiting for an hour and 20 minutes :)
lol in that sense we were lucky. Old Faithful always erupted for us as soon as we walked out the doors of the Visitors Center :P

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2015, 09:19:24 PM »
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2015, 09:25:33 PM »
http://geysertimes.org/

Problem solved.
Thanks. But what do i have from knowing the "last" eruption? Any way of figuring out when the next one will be?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2015, 09:26:51 PM »
Thanks. But what do i have from knowing the "last" eruption? Any way of figuring out when the next one will be?


you'll need to sit around waiting for an hour and 20 minutes :)
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2015, 09:27:32 PM »
http://geysertimes.org/

Problem solved.
The predicted times are anywhere between +/- 10 min to +/- 1 hour...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2015, 09:30:03 PM »

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I don't think there's anything particularly kid-unfriendly about Yellowstone. Sure you'll have to drive a little to get to the different areas, but you're (almost) always right near somewhere to stop with something to see/do if you want.
If your kids can't sit in a car for a half an hour then you're screwed no matter where you go...
I recall sitting in the car for over an hour several times a day while trying to make my way through the park.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2015, 09:30:23 PM »
The predicted times are anywhere between +/- 10 min to +/- 1 hour...

For some of the more unpredictable geysers. But Old Faithful is called that for a reason - it's predictable. Using that site you know when the last one was, hence you know when the next one will be give or take a few short minutes.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2015, 09:32:45 PM »

Were you there? Which "one area" are you referring to?
yes twice, into the only part realy worth seeing is the grand canyon of Yellowstone. I know there's no way that someone going for the first time will pass up on seeing the geysers and hot springs. But there not worth the schlep especially with children. Exception being old faithful.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2015, 09:36:27 PM »
yes twice, into the only part realy worth seeing is the grand canyon of Yellowstone. I know there's no way that someone going for the first time will pass up on seeing the geysers and hot springs. But there not worth the schlep especially with children. Exception being old faithful.
Oh. So I'm a bit confused. The main thing there is the grand canyon? I was actually in the real grand canyon in AZ. And i wouldn't go to Yellowstone in that case.

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Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2015, 09:37:55 PM »
Oh. So I'm a bit confused. The main thing there is the grand canyon? I was actually in the real grand canyon in AZ. And i wouldn't go to Yellowstone in that case.
very different,
Again thus is my opinion. You may enjoy aspects of nature that I don't.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2015, 10:02:59 PM »
For some of the more unpredictable geysers. But Old Faithful is called that for a reason - it's predictable. Using that site you know when the last one was, hence you know when the next one will be give or take a few short minutes.

Old Faithful is +/- 10 minutes (i.e. a 20 minute range), the more unpredictable ones have ranges within a few hours....

http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/geyseractivity.htm
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