Saturday, May 30, 2009


Lake Yellowstone

The Continental Divide....We crossed it three times in about 20 miles on the South Loop road and the South road out of Yellowstone. We have now been above 6,000 feet in altitude for more than a week, and we actually feel it. Less energy, and shortness of breath when exerting oneself.
Lake Yellowstone. Closest to us is actually a separate lake with Yellowstone behind. Ice still on the lakes in late May. Two days later as we left the park, it was gone.
Yellowstone itself, and mixed open and covered with ice areas. The image was really striking. Beneath this huge lake occurs the majority of the constant tremors which indicate this area was created by a major volcanic eruption 2.1 million years ago. A 2nd major eruption then followed about 1.3 million years ago. Growing mounds in the park indicate there will be another. The question, of course, is WHEN!The place is awesome....every turn a new view, a new type of forest, a new animal. WOW!


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