Bison crossing the river in Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Olga I. Yakovenko on January 30, 2009

It doesn't feal cold, does it? The vapour over the river, does this mean warm water, or normal quickly running stream? Olga

Richard Ryer on January 30, 2009

Greetings Olga, I trust you found the buffalo in the middle of the stream. The water in the stream is fed by Hot Springs throughout the basin so the water is nice and warm. The buffalo is probably nice and comfortable in there. The stream runs year round and never freezes. The ground in this area is a little warmer so there is less snow due to the thermal activity. A few mile up the road the snow went from a couple of feet deep to six and seven feet deep.



Olga I. Yakovenko on January 31, 2009

Sure, I saw the buffalo inside. Thanks for your answer, I have supposed that there are hot springs, Olga

Richard Ryer on January 31, 2009

Greetings Olga, There are places along the Fire Hole River where adventuresome cross country skiers will stop and go for a soak in the hot water near a spring. I don't think I have the courage to try that. Thanks so much for all your visits. I hope you enjoyed the Yellowstone winter.



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