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2005 - Yellowstone National Park, page 3

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Gibbon Falls and Firehole Falls
Gibbon Falls, originating from the Gibbon River has an 84' drop. It's located on the west end of the park five miles northeast of Madison (below left).

The Firehole Falls are south of Madison on the west end of the park. The drop is 40' from the Firehole River, which receives the water from most of the geysers and hot springs in the park, keeping it warm even in winter.

Gibbon Falls
Gibbon Falls
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Firehole Falls
Firehole Falls
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The photo of the sign below left explains how the entire area was once a part of an active volcano and how waterfalls occur (interesting information).

The photo on the right is of the Firehole River, the source of the falls.

Firehole River
Firehole River
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Firehole Falls Dialog Sign
Firehole Falls Dialog Sign
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Kepler Cascade and Lewis Falls
Approximately two miles south of Old Faithful on the southwest end of the park lies Kepler Cascade (below left). It also originates from Firehole River, and is about 16 miles south of Firehole Falls. There are several drops totaling between 100-150', the largest drop of which is 50'.

Lewis Falls is located on the south end of the park about 11 miles north of the southern entrance, which is also the road to Grand Teton National Park. The waterfall was named after Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark fame). The falls is 30' high and originates from the Lewis River.

Kepler Cascade
Kepler Cascade
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Lewis Falls
Lewis Falls
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Virginia Cascade
The Virginia Cascade drops 60' from the Gibbon River at an elevation of 7800'. It's located in center of the loop, three miles east of Norris.

Virginia Cascade of the Gibbon River
Virginia Cascade of the Gibbon River
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