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  Bearclaw Geyser
Feature Type: Geyser
Geyser/Spring Type:

Lower Geyser Basin
Fountain Group

This is an odd little geyser near Twig Geyser, just up the boardwalk from Fountain Geyser itself. According to Steve Eide's summary of activity in the February 2017 Sput, during 2016 Bearclaw "has been mostly subterranean but if you stand near it you can hear it erupting in its system every 15-20 minutes." This is broadly consistent with Bryan's latest description (4th edition); however, an earlier (3rd) edition of Bryan's book states, "... it is most active when Fountain is in eruption and least active when Twig is playing. ... The play lasts 1 to 5 minutes and reaches up to 3 feet high." It is not known whether there has been an actual change in Bearclaw's behavior over time. Anyway, if you happen to be on the boardwalk watching (or awaiting) a Fountain eruption, you may get a chance to see, or at least hear, this feature.

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