S: Yellowstone National Park
BC: Created by Elvia, Natalia & Sebastian References: www.yellowstone.net
FC: Exploring the Yellowstone National Park | The
1: One of our favorites places to visit in the Summer time while living in Idaho was the Yellowstone National Park. These are some of the many pictures we took during our trips to this beautiful park from 2006 to 2011.
2: World's First National Park A designated World Heritage Site and designated Biosphere Reserve 3,472 square miles or 8,987 square km 2,221,766 acres or 898,317 hectares 63 air miles north to south (102 km) 54 air miles east to west 87 km) 96 % in Wyoming 3 % in Montana 1 % in Idaho
3: Highest Point: 11,358 ft / 3,462 m (Eagle Peak) Lowest Point: 5,282 ft / 1,610 m (Reese Creek) Larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined Approximately 5% of park is covered by water; 15% is grassland; and 80% is forest Precipitation ranges from 10 inches (26 cm) at the north boundary to 80 inches (205 cm) in the southwest corner Temperatures (average) at Mammoth: January: 9 F/-13 C in July: 80 F/27 C Records: High: 99F/37 C, 2002 (Mammoth) Low Temp: -66 F/-54 C (West Entrance, Riverside Station 1933)
5: The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
6: The Grand Canyon
8: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 2011 | 2010 | 2010
10: Family | 2007
11: Beautiful | Views
13: We love camping in Yellowstone! | Camping is Fun!!!
15: ROADS AND TRAILS 5 park entrances 466 mi / 750 km of roads (310 mi/499 km paved miles) More than 15 Miles of boardwalks Approximately 1,000 mi / 1,600 km of backcountry trails 92 trailheads 301 backcountry campsites | THE GREAT OUTDOORS
17: WILDLIFE 67 species of mammals, including: 7 species of native ungulates 2 species of bears 322 recorded species of birds (148 nesting species) 16 species of fish (5 non-native) 6 species of reptiles 4 species of amphibians 2 threatened species: Canada lynx, grizzly bear 1 endangered species: gray wolf
19: GEOLOGY An active volcano Approximately 1,000-3,000 earthquakes annually Approximately 10,000 thermal features More than 300 geysers One of the world's largest calderas, measuring 45 by 30 miles (72 by 48 km) Thousands of petrified trees in northern Yellowstone Approximately 290 waterfalls, 15 ft. or higher, flowing year-round Tallest waterfall: Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River at 308 ft. (94 m)
20: Mammoth Hot Springs
21: Mammoth Hot Springs are the main attraction of the Mammoth District. These features are quite different from thermal areas elsewhere in the park. Travertine formations grow much more rapidly than sinter formations due to the softer nature of limestone. As hot water rises through limestone, large quantities of rock are dissolved by the hot water, and a white chalky mineral is deposited on the surface. Although visitors are sometimes confused by the rapidly shifting activity of the hot springs and disappointed when a favorite spring appears to have "died," it is important to realize that the location of springs and the rate of flow changes daily, that "on-again-off-again" is the rule, and that the overall volume of water discharged by all of the springs fluctuates little.
24: Morning Glory Pool | Morning Glory Pool
27: Temperature 199 degrees. Interval 30-120 minutes. Duration 1.5-5 minutes. Height 110-185 feet. The Washburn Expedition in 1870 named Old Faithful for its nearly regular schedule of eruptions. It is the grand old geyser of Yellowstone because of its frequent and predictable eruptions. The intervals between eruptions average between 45-90 minutes and the average duration is about four minutes. | Old Faithful
28: The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the park. The brown areas are the coolest water. | HOT
29: Besides all the geysers, Yellowstone showcases the other three types of geothermal features as well; fumaroles, mudpots, and hot springs. Yellowstone really has an incredible number of all of these. We visited at least one geyser basin each year. | The Grand Prismatic Spring
30: Lake Yellowstone Hotel in the Yellowstone National Park is the oldest surviving hotel within the park that is still in use. | 2010
31: Yellowstone Lake
33: In 2010, we camped near the Yellowstone Lake. We had a wonderful time walking around the lake and going on a boat ride.
34: Another view of Yellowstone Lake
35: YELLOWSTONE LAKE 131.7 sq. miles (35,400 hectares) of surface area 141 miles (177 km) of shoreline 20 miles (32 km) north to south 14 miles (23 km) east to west Average depth: 140 feet (43 m) Maximum depth: about 410 feet (122 m)
36: We Love Yellowstone!
38: Adventures | Daddy & Sebastian
39: EXPLORE | Daddy & Natalia | Discover | Dream
40: One of our favorite spots in Yellowstone | 2010
41: Yellowstone River