Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Road Deconstruction

In chronicling our exploration of Yellowstone National Park a few weeks ago, I noted that the park is constantly changing. A news story hit last week illustrating just how true that is: one of the roads in the park has suddenly melted (not our photo, obviously):

Apparently, an underground geothermal feature intensified, which damaged the road above it. This happened on Firehole Lake Drive, one of those one-way side roads we took to explore what was a little off the main paths. There were some neat sights back up there too, like the Firehole Spring (our photos):

The unusually blue Surprise Pool:

And the Great Fountain Geyser:

I guess until things cool off and they repair the road, the things we got to see there will be a bit more exclusive.

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