Yellowstone National Park: Steamboat Geyser Eruption 1000 Piece Puzzle
Photographer: James Kucharas
Skill Level: Challenging
Steamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin, is the world’s tallest currently-active geyser. Steamboat Geyser has two vents, a northern and a southern, approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) apart. The north vent is responsible for the tallest water columns; the south vent’s water columns are shorter. Steamboat’s major eruptions generally last from 3 to 40 minutes (a couple of durations surpassing an hour were observed during the 2018 active phase), and are followed by powerful jets of steam. During these eruptions, water may be thrown more than 300 feet (91 m) into the air. Steamboat does not erupt on a predictable schedule, with recorded intervals between major eruptions ranging from three days to fifty years. The geyser was dormant from 1911 to 1961. In 1964, twenty-nine eruptions were reported, setting the record for the most eruptions within a calendar year. In 2018, the geyser began a prolonged period of frequent activity lasting through at least 2021, with more than 40 eruptions recorded annually in both 2019 and 2020. On July 9, 2020, I was fortunate to have a friend who actively monitors Steamboats temperatures, water output, and more data remotely alert me that he felt an eruption was imminent. He wound up being accurate to within 30 minutes! Had my passenger not insisted on waiting in line for 40 minutes for her Starbucks, i would have witnessed the entire event start to finish! Despite missing the water phase of the eruption, it was an amzing event to finally witness in person, and it was recorded at an amazing 350 feet! In 2021, I actually witnessed the steam phase of 2 more eruptions, making it 3 times in 2 years! I love living in Montana!
All of our 1000 Piece puzzles measure 27.6 x 19.7 inches when completed. They are cut with an irregular piece shape to aid and strenthen your assembly quest, as well as produce an interlock so tight you can pick it up and flip it over (gently) without losing a piece. (Watch this and see!) They are manufactured using 100% Recycled Grade A chipboard, 1/16 inch thick resulting in sturdy, durable pieces that wont bend or break easily, and mated to a premium Matte finished print. They are then cut using 2 different presses, each going a different direction. This ensures your pieces are always fully cut, not stuck together so you have to tear them apart, damaging your pieces. (Click here for brief video) The end result is a puzzle worthy of being framed and hung in your living room! And we are working on a plan to offer handmade (right in our warehouse) wooden frames in a variety of colors and styles so you can do just that!
These puzzles are geared towards adults, and are not meant to be easy! While I always try to release some easier, more colorful prints for the novice puzzler, I have customers that want a real challenge that will take even the most seasoned puzzler months to assemble! Each puzzle is only $34.99 + $2.99 shipping flat rate for a single item, an additional $2.99 for a 2nd item, but all orders of 3 or more (max 6) ship for free. Our Professional Photographers receive a portion of every sale of puzzles made from their photos. All puzzles are backed by our Quality Guarantee! (Click here)
Our product does not contain copious amounts of dust from manufacturing like other puzzles do, our process rarely leaves behind a single speck. Each box comes with a reference poster to aid in assembly, and the pieces are sealed in a plastic bag. Our missing piece replacement program ensures that should you receive one of the rare 999 piece puzzles, we have you covered!. All puzzles are guaranteed to have the highest quality of soy based color ink that wont smudge, ensuring your finished product is a true to life recreation of the original photo, worthy of framing, and hanging in your living room to show off to your friends.
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