After an unusually rainy weekend here in Jackson Hole, tomorrow should be particularly spectacular. With this latest moisture, the aspen trees and wild flowers are popping and a verdant glow of fresh foliage will cover the landscape.
(Click here for the live web cam at Yellowstone). Above Photo:TODAY anchors Willie Geist, Natalie Morales, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. Photo courtesy NBC.
As part of TODAY’s Great American Adventure, the cohosts of the TODAY show will kick off today in Hawaii at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu. Next stop tomorrow – our own Yellowstone National Park (the first national park in the US) at the historic Old Faithful Inn.
Old Faithful Inn is home to the most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful. Named in 1870 during the Washbrun-Langford-Doane Expedition for its fairly predictable performance. The geyser erupts about every 90 minutes so the morning show should catch a faithful performance to display to the world.
Tomorrow’s show will highlight why Yellowstone is so special. As someone who lives in Jackson Hole, Yellowstone is literally in our back yard. Yet each weekend I go there I am stunned by it’s beauty and diversity. The main reason the park was established in 1872 is the enormous number of geysers that are here. The public was fascinated by their beauty and mystery and still is today.
As one of the only nearly intact, natural ecosystems, Yellowstone is much more than geysers. It is home to wolves, grizzly bears, moose elk and bison. A visit to Yellowstone almost always rewards one with a wildlife viewing. The grand canyon of Yellowstone is a 24-mile long canyon with dramatic gushing waterfalls. Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet and is at nearly 400 feet deep at its deepest spots.
An entire week in Yellowstone will only allow you to scratch the surface of this diverse wonderland.
From Yellowstone, the TODAY show hosts will travel to Chicago, Orlando and finally the Jersey shore.