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Nice picture! Firehole River which flows through several geyser basins to the Madison.

this is Old Faithful INN, a world-famous hotel. Old Faithful LODGE is on the other side of the geyser beyond the Visitor Center.

This is Old Faithful INN, a world-famous structure. Old Faithful Lodge is east of the Geyser beyond the Visitor Center--it has a large dining room with huge windows which overlook the Geyser.

This is Old Faithful INN, a world-famous structure. Old Faithful Lodge is on the other side of the Geyser and beyond the Visitor Center. You have some very nice photos!

Hi Montanahome,

Thanks for your compliment and feedback. I love the varied and gorgeous scenery of your state and try to come anytime I can, being from Alberta. I guess the wording was confusing and improper on my title. The title has been changed to reflect the high perspective of the shot instead of being "high desert" country. I am curious to know what or if there is a specific elevation that would classify an area as "high desert", do you know? Also, I suppose the term "desert" can be thrown around. There are many classifications of deserts, including subtropical, temperate, polar, semi-arid and arid. If you refer to a desert as being of an arid climate, than that is the strictest precipitation definition of what is "desert". You could also refer to an area with a semi-arid climate as being a type of desert. It is a semi-desert containing some characteristics of a fully arid desert while displaying other characteristics of lusher, wetter prairies and parklands. In my opinion, a semi-desert is a classification of desert that is not as dry as an arid climate, but sufficiently dry enough to be largely devoid of trees and natural lakes. Semi-deserts/ semi-arid climates usually contain an abundance of desert/dryland vegetation such as cacti and barren areas such as badlands. However, they are lusher than fully arid deserts, usually containing large amounts of grass and some trees in isolated areas, or in some places extensive stands of drought resistant trees, such as ponderosa pines and juniper trees. Anyway, I have corrected the climate label to be more accurate.



Thank you for the information!

Forgot to mention--the Panoramio photo shows a thatch-roof also. The village information on Wikipedia mentioned St Andrews and another 1841 United Reformed chapel. I could only find the one church on the GoogleEarth Sat view.

Beautiful picture! I just discovered some of my ancestors were from Chaffcombe (17th C) and have enjoyed your photos here on Google Earth. What a beautiful place!!

At last, I know where was the mistake. Thanks

this photo is posted on GEarth on the dyke south of Shiprock, not west.

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