Saturday, April 17, 2010

Golden Gate Pass

If one looks to the new pavement (middle of picture) it is an area called Golden Gate (named for the light-colored volcanic rock). This was once a wooden trestle that formed a bridge. The wood trestle was built in 1885 to allow passage from Mammoth Hot Springs to Yellowstone Plateau thus saving a half-days travel up to the plateau. The concrete trestle was rebuilt twice since the 1900s. It is located a few miles in from the North entrance of Yellowstone Park.
Notice the bare trees in the background showing evidence of fire damage.


  1. What's up around the bend???

  2. Wow, actually seeing evidence of fire damage really brings home the message.

  3. Yes, so many acres have burned out is the one good thing about getting so much rain here! :-)