Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone is a huge place, we’ll break this up into a couple posts. Yellowstone is America’s first Nation Park established in 1872. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. With half of the earth’s geothermal features, Yellowstone holds the planet’s most diverse and intact collection of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and fumaroles. Its more than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth. Combine this with more than 10,000 thermal features comprised of brilliantly colored hot springs, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles, and you have a place like no other.

This is our campsite, me and the kids climbed the hill across the street to take this picture. If you look close you can see Jane looking for us. Opps.. I forgot to tell her where we were going.

This is Mammoth Hot Springs, the water here boils up from deep in the earth and creates the terraces. The water reaches temperature of 199 degrees.
The water behind us cascades down the spring.

1 comment:

  1. 6,800 miles in 8 months sure beats our 5,650 mile trip in 15 days!!! I envy your pace!!! WE love the Northwest!!! We'll be up in Washington December 17- Jan.15th so keep us posted on your whereabouts and hopefully we can hook up again soon!! Heck if you get to stay in California we could totally come for a visit!!! Thanks for adding us to your blog! WE love the updates!!! Love - The Pleasance Family (San Diego)/ Yellowstone Neighbors