As we continued South along the Western portion of the loop we started noticing more and more geothermal activity. Having seen a geyser pretty close to the road we stopped to take a closer look. After finally finding a parking spot we walked around the boardwalks and watched the Paint Pots and Geyser explode. The colors of the pools and geysers are so striking that in many ways they look quite fake. Apparently all the colors come from many different types of bacteria that reside in or near the features.