Cooking Hillside - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.413 W 110° 25.985
12T E 544973 N 4941289
A history sign on the Mud Volcano Trail along the Grand Loop Road about 6 miles north of Lake Junction in Yellowstone National Park.
Waymark Code: WMDCTT
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

“Covered by dense forest until 1978, this hillside changed dramatically after a swarm of earthquakes struck the area. I spite of being jolted again and again, the trees remained standing, but met their demise soon afterward when ground temperatures soared to 200° F or 94° C!
Roots sizzled in the super-heated soil and trees toppled over one by one as steam rose eerily between the branches. No wonder the hill was dubbed ‘Cooking Hillside’.”
Marker Name: Cooking Hillside - Shake, then Bake

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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