Watching Old Faithful Erupt in Style in Yellowstone National Park
They say you can set your watch by Old Faithful. Well, only sort of. Yellowstone National Park’s most famous geyser is more a give-or-take 10 minutes from precise eruptions. While most tourists crowd the benches in an arc around the noted waterspout, a shady and comfortable seat provides an equally spectacular view. Head up to the second-floor balcony of the Old Faithful Inn, the venerable log lodge that looks as if Teddy Roosevelt has just checked in. Seats on the porch provide an unobstructed view as Old Faithful sputters to life before exploding in its steamy spray.