The incredible Yellowstone National parkback
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most well known American National Park. It spans an area of 3.468 square miles and is located across three different states: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was the first national park of the US and it has been considered, for long time, as the first national park in the world. Its name probably comes from the yellow of the sulfur stones widely spread in the park’s territory.
It is famous for its various wildlife, its many different types of ecosystems and for its unique geothermal features. It comprises canyons, rivers, mountain ranges and lakes as the Yellowstone Lake, centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. Do you know what a supervolcano is? It is a large volcano that has had at least an eruption of magnitude 8, the largest value on the Volcanic Explosivity Index. The Caldara has still considered an active volcano. The eruption that formed Caldara about 640.000 years ago, released more than 240 cubic miles of ash, rock and pyroclastic materials modelling the ground irreversibly, giving it specific features.
The most popular geothermal site is the Old Faithful geyser: it has been the first among the geysers that received an own name. It is a cone geyser that has had more than 1,000,000 eruptions until today.
Yellowstone National Parks also guests a unique natural masterpiece: the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring whose colors are amazing, ranging from green, to deep blue up to orange and red. Why don’t you plan your visit in the park with the USA self-drive tour though the Yellowstone geysers and nature?
Here we want to tell you some Yellowstone facts that are compromising the health of the park.
In the past, infantryman, soldiers and explorers used to clean up their soiled garments in the water of these natural pools.
Today, drones are some of the main threats occurring in the park: in 2014 a drone flew over Grand Prismatic Spring without coming back. Scientists feared that it could be disappeared in the water of the hot spring caused damages for the brilliant colors of the water and the natural bacteria ecosystem. Now, it is illegal to fly a drone in Yellowstone: you could to pay $1,000 in fines and $2,200 in restitution. Anyway, disrespectable tourists behaviors, like throwing trash in the water or removing the scalloped borders for souvenir, are threatening the balance of the ecosystem.
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