Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy 1st O' March

 We like to celebrate the start of a new month with a look back at something kick ass. 

1872 - Yellowstone becomes world's FIRST National Park.

What is not to love about this?  This set a precedent for many more great parks to follow,  here are some facts on Yellowstone that you may find interesting..

-Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America
- Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years.
-Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism.
-Over 1,700 species of trees and other vascular plants are native to the park

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