Yellowstone National Park in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
On September 14, 1985, Excelsior roared back to life with forty-seven hours of major eruptions. It is impossible to predict when this dormant but powerful geyser’s next eruption will occur.
Location. 44° 31.579′ N, 110° 50.238′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89) one mile south of Firehole Lake Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Midway Geyser Basin. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buried Alive (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Edge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Prismatic Spring: Prism of Light, Spectrum of Life (about 300 feet away); White Dome Geyser (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fountain Paint Pot (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also Fountain Paint Pot (approx. 2.3 miles away); Earthquake’s Offspring (approx. 2.3 miles away); Murky Past . . . Promising Future (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. The background photo carries the caption, "Frank J. Haynes photographed this eruption in 1888. Like most geysers, Excelsior is unpredictable, with no discernible patter to its eruptions."
On the lower right is a photo with the caption, "Though its eruptions have been erratic, the geyser’s outflow is nearly constant, pumping more than 4000 gallons of boiling water per minute over the crater rim into the Firehole River."
Also see . . . Yellowstone National Park. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5. submitted on September 2, 2015.