Monday, April 11, 2011

Going To Yellowstone

Was it the clue “ginormous shallow magma chamber” that ultimately was the dead giveaway for the successful entrants who figured out Where Will Nina Work? “Geysers” must have been a front-runner, too. Now the entries have been tallied, and the winners are – Everyone!
 
Glistening travertine terraces, bubbling hot springs, boiling mud pots, and hundreds of steaming geysers combine to make Yellowstone National Park the most extraordinary and complex thermal area on earth. Its giant calderas are evidence of at least three explosive volcanic eruptions over the past two million years. Over a mile above sea level, Yellowstone Plateau has been built up by layers upon layers of volcanic ash, lava, and breccia.
 
Thanks to everyone who submitted entries. I have no car to give away for first prize, but I do hope that if you are at Yellowstone this summer you will let me know. I would be thrilled to spend time showing you any “special places” that I look forward to discovering while I am there. Or perhaps you might have discovered some on your own that we can explore.
 
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9 comments:

  1. Ooh, how cool. I spent two weeks in Yellowstone and the Tetons last summer and loved every minute of it. (Except maybe the camping in pouring 40F rain in the Tetons the first few days). Can't wait to hear about your summer.

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  2. Anne - When Yellowstone called and offered me the park ranger/interpreter job, I was beyond excited! So glad you will be along for the adventure.

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  3. Nina, did you get my Jellystone National Park guess? All but me is a winner but if I were you, I would still be looking out for BooBoo and the pickanic basket. Can't wait to hear about it.

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  4. Judy - For some reason I did not get your guess, but you are always a winner in my book!

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  5. This is going to be a Great summer for you. I sure look forward to seeing Yellowstone through your eyes. Haven't been there in 30+ years. Dang, I was really hoping for that car. ;)

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  6. Henry Horton Park?

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  7. Gaelyn - You did have some lovely clues.

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  8. Bill Love - Interesting clue! There is no "ginormous shallow magma chamber" that I know of underneath Henry Horton Park in middle TN. And I'm pretty sure it does not qualify as the first national park in the US. But then again, I recently learned a thing or two about national recreation areas in New Jersey...

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  9. Hi Nina, how exciting that you are heading to Yellowstone this summer! Which part of the park will you be at? Hope it is super wonderful!

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