Yellowstone National Park. Katie Fehribach, Dave Luketic, Maureen McBride, and Erik Elam. Location. Yellowstone National Park is located in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana It spans 3,472 square miles 96% of the park is located in Wyoming Another 3% is in Montana And 1% is in Idaho. MM.
Katie Fehribach, Dave Luketic, Maureen McBride, and Erik Elam
The continental divide of North America runs diagonally through the southwestern part of the park
The park sits high upon a plateau and is nearly surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides of the Middle Rocky Mountains
The major feature of the Yellowstone Plateau is the Yellowstone Caldera, which is nearly filled with volcanic debris. Within the caldera lies most of Yellowstone Lake which is the largest high-elevation lake in North America
* Gallatin Range (to the north-west
* Beartooth Mountains (to the north)
* Absaroka Mountains (south-east corner)
* Teton Mountains (to the south)
* Madison Range (to the west)
Backpacking and Backcountry Camping
Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, where each campsite has a maximum limit for the number of people allowed per night. The maximum stay per campsite varies from one to three nights per trip.
1872 - On March 1, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park.
1894 -- The Lacey Act was passed by Congress, giving full protection to wildlife in Yellowstone Park.
1929 -- The east boundary and northwest corner of the Park were enlarged
1) Norris Geyser Basin
2) Upper Geyser Basin
3) West Thumb
Black Growler Steam Vent
The elkis the most abundant of the big game animals of Yellowstone Park. Oftentimes reaching the size of a large horse, elk can be seen throughout Yellowstone year-around. The cows and calves oftentimes travel in large groups of a hundred or more during the summer months, while the males tend to travel by themselves or in very small groups, feeding on grasses and tree twigs.Wildlife
The bison (often referred to as buffalo) is truly a majestic animal. An adult bull bison may be six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 2,000 pounds. Females look like the males except that they are smaller and have more slender horns.
Undoubtedly, one of the more popular species now found in Yellowstone Park is the gray wolf (Canis lupus). The adult male gray wolf stands 26 to 38 inches high at the shoulder and is usually 40 to 58 inches in length (excluding the tail). Males are 15 to 20 percent larger than females. The weight of gray wolves varies from 40 to 175 pounds.
Although the coyotes fur varies in color, the majority of adults have grizzled grey coats with a white underbelly, bushy tail, and reddish hair on their legs. On average, coyotes weigh between 30 and 40 pounds, about half that of a wolf.