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For most people wilderness and wild places are an abstract, intangible entity that most have never experienced, therefore cannot understand. For those who have they are never the same, an indelible mark is left upon their soul. Paradoxically wilderness can be both daunting yet ethereal filled with both danger yet also a delicate beauty. Once immersed in the baptism of the wild lovers of the wilderness become lifelong advocates of wild places.
And you thought Mt. St Helens was a big eruption! At the heart of Yellowstone’s past, present, and future lies volcanism, the Yellowstone Caldera. The Yellowstone Caldera is one of the largest and most active calderas in the world. Catastrophic eruptions occurred here about 2 million years ago, then 1.2 million years ago, and then 600,000 years a go. The latest eruption spewed out nearly 240 cubic miles of debris.
By Daryl L. Hunter – originally written for and published by The Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide Fire is good; Yellowstone has long been shaped by fire and not just the cool, creeping ground fires often described as “good” for grass production. The natural history of fire in the park includes large-scale conflagrations sweeping across the […]
Once cowboy poet and humorist Baxter Black was asked: What made you decide to become a cowboy? He replied: “You either are one, or you aren’t, you never have to decide.”
Benjamin Franklin, one of the wisest men ever once said: “I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty