Leaving the Paint Pots we noticed even larger plumes of steam towards the South. As we got closer we figured the majority of the steam was coming from the Grand Prismatic Pool. On my last visit to the park I didn’t get a chance to see the Grand Prismatic Pool so I was pretty excited to see it today. After finding a parking spot, or should I say after creating one, we walked across the bridge and up towards the pools. The textures and amount of steam coming from the pools was just amazing. While walking around the boardwalks a storm was quickly developing overhead and as I rounded the last boardwalk it began to rain. And not just a light rain but a hard rain with driving winds, complete with strikes of lightning illuminating the landscape. Knowing that being in such an exposed was not a good idea we ran back to the safety of my Jeep.