Grotto Geyser Cone After Eruption, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
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Near the Giant with its shattered horn stands the Grotto, a queer, puzzling mass of projections, angles ahd hollows. Every three or four hours this geyser spouts, splashes and pours forth a great mass of boiling water during thirty minutes, but the spectacle is amusing rather than grand. Instead of a stately column or pillar a wild formless mass of water and vapor breaks forth in an awkward way, rarely rising more than 30 feet above the ground. The upper geyser basin is the center of curiosity in the park, because the phenomena of the geysers, weird, unconceivable, occuring with clock-like regularity, seem to utterly defy human intelligence and investigation. Certainly Old Faithful sets such a shining example of unfailing and scrupulous regularity, giving a full measure of service and ringing true every time, that it challenges the homage and affection of every lover of nature and of noble traits in human character.