Moran had illustrated Yellowstone's wonders before he ever saw them.
When it begins an eruption, for some minutes it throws 250 feet high, but after this not eighty feet high.
"The eruptions as witnessed by moonlight are truly sublime."
Some of the party built bonfires and watched the eruptions by firelight, which were very fine, giving the rising volumes the appearance of fiery liquid hurled forth from the crater of a volcano.
Since, the largest eruptions we observed did not exceed forty-five feet in height, we set down his [Langford's] account as hugely overdrawn, and were deeply disgusted at the depravity of travelers.
"The temperature varies in the different pools from fifty degrees all the way up to one hundred and eighty, so there is no difficulty in finding a bath of suitable temperature."
"His feet broke through, and the blue flame and smoke gushed forth, enveloping him."
We are getting short on grub. Nothing left but flour and coffee. White prepared for supper a new dish, called Geyser sauce.
“She’s off —the ‘Beehive’s guisin’,” shouted Smithson, and off we dashed, helter-skelter, arriving breathless, but in capital time to see a grand eruption."
"Joe gazed and wondered. Curious thoughts came into his head, about hell and the day of doom. "