12 Jun 14 . Among the prime site we wanted to visit on the spring trip to Yellowstone was Jan's favorite location, that of Artist's Paint Pot. Much to our dismay, the road to the small group of bubblies was closed, so we missed out on one of the only things she lies to photograph, the pools of bubbling mud. I think it would have looked really unique to see stuff bubbling up with snow around it. Knowing that this is likely to be the situation when the snow is present, i.e. closed road, next trip we may have to consider a set of snow shoes and just walk to the area. It would add about a 1/4 mile to the path we have to take anyway, so it wouldn't add all that much to the excursion. This is an "aerial" shot of the lower portion of the area rendered as an oil painting. The parking area is that grayish at 9 o'clock almost centered in the frame. The boardwalk you see wandering through the middle of the photo changes into a trail as it climbs uphill and crosses over the top, where I was standing to take the photo, and starts back down again. As the trail nears the bottom it once again becomes a board walk. Round trip from the parking lot about 1 mile. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /11.