Have you heard about Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone National park is the first national park in the world.  Created in 1872, this is a wonderful park to visit.  When visiting Yellowstone National Park you can grasp the power that lay beneath your feet.

The Yellowstone Lake is in the middle of the Yellowstone Caldera which is the largest super volcano on the continent.  This Caldera is an active volcano.  As such, when visiting Yellowstone National Park you are visiting, walking and driving in the mouth of an active Super Volcano.

This small pond on this picture directly connect  with volcanic activities.  Rain falling in the caldera permeate the ground and over hundreds of years reach areas where the temperature rise to the point that water is then pushed back in ponds or geysers.  Water temperature reaches easily 160 degree Fahrenheit.  The ground around these ponds is treacherous and there is multiple warning signs urging us to stay on designated path.

Yellowstone also offers many recreational opportunities like Hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing.  Forest fires occur each year.  In 1988, a large forest fire burned down nearly one-third of the park.

Yellowstone is also considered a prime place for wildlife fauna.  60 species of mammals could be seen in the park.  Throughout the year you can see grey wolf, lynx and grizzly bears.  On every park crossing you are sure to see Bison, Deer, and Moose.  Those of you hiking in the wild will probably see mountain goat, pronghorn or bighorn sheep.

Following the creation of Yellowstone National Park by Congress, under the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant on March 1st 1872, multiple countries follow with creation of their own National Parks.  Today, the United States has 58 protected areas known as National Parks.

National Parks are the creation of government in their respective countries.  This means they belong to us and we are responsible for their preservation.  When visiting National Parks, leave no trace!  This means: Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, and Be Considerate of Other Visitors.

National Parks belong to you.  When is the last time you paid a visit to your property?

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