Phantom Glaciers - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 54.750 W 110° 23.220
12T E 548387 N 4973413
Quick Description: A geologic history sign along Northeast Entrance Road about two miles east of Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2011 4:49:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMDA6C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 10

Long Description:
“After carving the mountains and valleys that you see from here, a once powerful glacier melted and retreated, leaving clues of its existence -- scattered ponds, ground moraines, and isolated boulders.
Born during the glacier’s retreat, this kettle pond is now home to many plants and animals. Ground moraines are also present -- the low hills located beyond the kettle pond.
Watch for similar signs of former glaciers as you travel through northern Yellowstone. As geologists tell time, the last glacier retreated from here very recently. By 12,000 years ago it had completely vanished.”
Marker Name: Phantom Glaciers

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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