Yellowstone

by carmen cutrona

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming. Most of the world's geysers are located in the amazing park including Old Faithful. It was established in 1872. It was America's first national park. This park is home very much wildlife such as; grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk.

Climate

Main features in this area are low temperatures and heavy snowfall. In July, it is typical for the temperature at night to be around 35 degrees F and an average afternoon would be in the 60s to 70s. In February it reaches -40 degrees F and in the daytime it typically stays below freezing, but warms up in the spring.

Activites

Yellowstone has a variety of activities available. You can enjoy backcountry camping and hiking, boating, biking, cross country skiing and snowboarding, day hiking, fishing, tours, horseback riding, llama packing, picnicking, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing.

facts

There are over 40 major waterfalls in Yellowstone park producing 3.3 million acre-feet of water every year making it the richest source of water in the western United States. 96% of Yellowstone is located in Wyoming, 3% in Montana, and the last 1% is in Idaho.

association with native americans

When the park was in creation, the Indians present were ignored. They continued to use this area. This was brought to the press. The park tried to avoid violence between the two groups.

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