Geology Archive

71 – TRADITION OR ?

Arco, Idaho, has a unique cliff with numbers painted on it. It began with a very small 20 painted by members of the 1920 graduating class

69 – LOTS OF LAVA

Volcanic activity on the Idaho plains has existed for about 15,000 years, and two thousand years ago a series of volcanoes known as the Great Rift

67 – THE TETONS

  Due to congressional and public opposition Grand Teton experienced a long battle to becoming a national park. The Tetons first received government protection in 1897,

66 – MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS

A group of young elk grazing on front lawns, hanging out like a bunch of teenagers, is a standard sight in Mammoth Village, the Park Headquarters

65 – GRAND CANYON OF THE YELLOWSTONE

There are so many spectacular viewing spots of the upper falls, the lower falls, and the canyon itself that that area of Yellowstone can command a

62 – GEYSERS AND HOT SPRINGS

The question arises: What causes a geyser to be a geyser? Actually, it’s a hot spring with kinks in it that make it take a different

55 – DEVIL’S TOWER

There are several versions of the Kiowa legend about the creation of this formation, but the essence is that seven sisters were at play near the

50 – GRANDMA GOES SPELUNKING

Well, not in the energetic caver sense, but thanks to current improvements to help the handicapped travel and visit formerly inaccessible places, the Wind Cave National