Morning Glory Pool
Long a favored destination for park visitors, Morning Glory Pool was named in the 1880s for its remarkable likeness to its namesake flower. However, this beautiful pool has fallen victim to vandalism. People have thrown literally tons of coins, trash, rocks, and logs into the pool. Much of the debris subsequently became embedded in the sides and vent of the spring, affecting water circulation and accelerating the loss of thermal energy. Through the years Morning Glory's appearance has changed as its temperature dropped. Orange and yellow bacteria that formerly colored only the periphery of the spring now spread toward its center.
*Adapted from the NPS Old Faithful Area Trail Guide and the Old Faithful Area Interactive Map
Survey Date: June 19, 1999
Geographic Area: Firehole River Drainage
Thermal Region: Upper Geyser Basin
Thermal Complex: Morning Glory Group
Ranger District Contact: Old Faithful District, Colleen Rawlings (307) 344-2701
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