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Hot ground prompts boardwalk shift in Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park's geyser basins see constant shifts and changes. New features heat up while others cool down. This is a normal process in the geyser basins and is monitored using a range of advanced technologies, allowing the National Park Service to take action to mitigate the situation. In the Upper Geyser Basin, a hot spring across the boardwalk from Scallop Spring (just across the bridge by Castle Geyser) has gradually expanded to the point where the heat from it now weakens the wood of the boardwalk above it. Other areas of hot ground have been detected nearby as well, and the decision was made to move the boardwalk away from this increasingly unstable ground. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone’s Black Sand Basin closed for boardwalk repairs

Access to Yellowstone National Park’s Black Sand Basin will be temporarily closed until at least the Memorial Day weekend while maintenance crews replace and reroute a section of boardwalk that has been damaged by the area’s thermal features. The closure will include the entire boardwalk around the basin as well as the associated public parking area, according to a statement released by the park's public affairs office. Trails leading into the basin will also be signed and marked to protect visitors. Continue Reading →

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