Steamboat

Tallest Geyser

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Sandra RooneySteamboat, a popular attraction in Yellowstone National Park, is the world’s tallest active geyser.  At unscheduled intervals, it sends rockets of water soaring as high as 300 feet or more, though minor eruptions of 10 to 40 feet are more common.

http://mms.nps.gov/yell/features/norristour/steambt.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboat_Geyser

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Image courtesy of S. Rooney, GVCC.  Another wonderful geyser in Yellowstone is “Old Faithful”.  Looks like I’ll have to go back and get a nice image of Steamboat Geyser as well!