22. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is a big volcano, it has erupted three times in the past.
2 million years ago, 1.3 million years ago and 640,000 years ago and
it might erupt again tomorrow.
This being the 4th of July long weekend everything around Yellowstone
Posted by Chris Desmond at July 03, 2008 05:24 PM GMT
was booked and I had to stay in Bozeman about 130k's away.
Great Falls to Bozeman, rained most of the way but was not cold, easy ride
through the backroads.
In 3D, note the Rocky Mountains on the left and the Plains on the right
The roads around the Park
In 3D, note the flatter area in the green bit which is the volcano crater and the
Lots of wildlife, forrests, rivers, sub-alpine meadows and the Hot stuff.
Oh! and about a million other tourists all driving around and around.
This is an Elk looking slightly worried.
This is a bear looking even more worried because he can't run as fast as
the Elk he is chasing and he chased it right across the road between all the
gawking tourists scrambling for cover into their cars. That was funny.
And why did I not drop my bike and try and squeeze into one of the cars
because a Grizzly ran away from me once before when I blipped the throttle.
Dead Trees everywhere
A little pond steaming away by itself
Boiling Water, would not take long to make a cup of tea in this place
But it would stink
Buffalo and Elk
Buffalo cooling off
More Boiling Water
Lots of Waterfalls
And Rivers and Canyons
And people fishing
Alien Landscape, scroll sideways to see it all.
The Continental Divide runs through the Park.
All Rivers East of the Divide run East and all Rivers West of the Divide run West
into the Pacific
Watch your step
Buffalo on the Roadside
Buffalo Traffic Jam, the Mothers waited on the road for the Babies to catch up
There were hundreds of them