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.

3 comments:

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

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

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

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