Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Morning Glory Pool is losing its brilliant color. Through ignorance and vandalism, people have tossed objects into the hot spring, clogging its vent and lowering the temperature. Brown, orange, and yellow algae-like bacteria thrive in the cooler water, gradually turning the vivid aqua-blue to a murkier greenish-brown.
All thermal features are at risk. Hot springs and geysers have fragile, complex plumbing that takes centuries to develop. Morning Glory’s future is uncertain; you can help by immediately reporting any vandalism.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 44° 28.508′ N, 110° 50.609′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Lower Grand Loop Road (U.S. 287), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on a walking trail in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Riverside Geyser (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grotto Geyser (approx. ¼ mile away); Giant Geyser (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daisy Geyser Beauty and Chromatic Pools (approx. half a mile away); Grand Geyser (approx. 0.7 miles away); Biscuit Basin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crested Pool (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
More about this marker. Two photographs appear on the right side of the marker. They have captions of “Every year park personnel remove hundreds of rocks, coins, and other objects from Morning Glory Pool.” and “Brown, orange, and yellow algae-like bacteria thrive when the hot spring’s temperature drops.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.