Friday, April 13, 2012

Travelling to USA? Don't miss visiting Yellowstone National Park

The concept of having national parks around the world first developed with the establishment of the Yellowstone National Park in the Wyoming state of the USA in 1872. , although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. 

The Yellowstone National Park abounds in nature and natural beauty and one is amazed and dazed to find so much gifts of the nature at one place. The park is specially famous for its huge water falls, extremely diverse wildlife, flora and many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It may be added here that half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism.
The park is spread over a vast land mass of  3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), and has numerous lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent.

Water falls of numerous sizes and heights are in found in abundance. The roaring water falls from these falls with enormous speed and in unimaginable quantities.
The park provides unique opportunities to the visitors, specially children, to see animals in their original habitat - but one is cautioned to observe caution signs wherever displayed to avert any danger from wild animals.
Numerous water streams are haven for fishing lovers and do find some fresh water fish which the women cook right away on the traveling stoves - there is nothing better than a freshly baked fish and that too under heavenly environment of the Nature.
One is really amazed and awe stricken to find beautiful hues of sand, which are specific to the Yellowstone park. Yellowstone has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Paved roads provide close access to the major geothermal areas as well as some of the lakes and waterfalls. 
Grizzly Bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park.
Don't forget to follow a grizzly bear - lest it follows you:)

Watch the video below to take a tour of the Yellowstone National Park:

Thousands of tourists throng the Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the virgin natural beauty form very close quarters, unhindered by the pollution we come across in major cities. If you happen to be visiting USA, do ask a friend to plan a trip for you for the Yellowstone national Park - its memories will make you nostalgic for the rest of your life.

Photos source: Funzug
Resource: Wikipedia
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