We had a slow lazy day today. I was pretty sore from my tumble yesterday so we didn’t go any hiking. We walked around the Old Faithful complex and I bought souvenirs. We also watched a movie at the Visitor Center. Then we ate the lunch buffet in the dining room but we didn’t like it. The food only tasted mediocre and the cost was much too high. It cost $13.95 but I didn’t think the food was great at all. After lunch we drove to Madison and then back down to West Thumb. We spent the rest of the evening in lobby people watching.
Tomorrow morning we head towards Kalispell, MT and Glacier National Park.
What I Learned Today:
· The Yellowstone Hot Spot does not move.
· The land above the Hot Spot moves an inch every year which is why there are calderas from Nevada to here.
· The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest active caldera in the world.
Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).
Original Photo: by Pat Hensley