Monday, August 17, 2009

My World: Roaring Mountain Yellowstone


On the northwest side of Yellowstone, about 5 miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin, stands Roaring Mountain. This barren hill side was named back in 1985 by Arnold Hague and Walter Weed. It was called roaring mountain because of the load sound that the steam made as it escaped the many vents and fumaroles that dot the surface.
Although Roaring Mountain seems much more tame these days, the amount of steam escaping has decreased so the mountain is much more quiet, it is still quiet dangerous. The temperature on Roaring Mountain is quite hot it can reach up to almost 200 degrees. The 400 foot ridge is also covered with sulfuric acid which has leached from sulfur deposits that line many of the steam vents and fumaroles. This sulfuric acid has leached away at the mountain and created a stark landscape in the midst of pine forests and mountain lakes.

16 comments:

Carver said...

Great shots and a very interesting post.

James said...

200 degrees! Wow, that is really hot! Sounds like a really interesting place.

Tranquility said...

What a place! Can you imagine being the first explorers in the area... what an unsettling experience that would have been! ;)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EB: That is a neat place to see some great scenery.

Esther Garvi said...

Beautiful pictures! It's almost hard to imagine a mountain making sounds...

June said...

Leaving next week on a road trip to Yellowstone. Hope to see this in the flesh!

SandyCarlson said...

What an acid wash will do! That's quite a landscape.

Sally in WA said...

Wow, it certainly does make for a different landscape. Thanks for sharing this neat place.

Ebie said...

You are brave! I see steam! Great post!

Arija said...

Thank you so much for all the interesting aspects of Yellow Stone Pk. you have been sharing with us over the past weeks.
For me at least, it has been a wonderful pilgrimage that you have shared.

Marites said...

that's one very hot mountain. It does look intimidating. nteresting post you got there.

Pat said...

What a very unusual and hot mountain! It's interesting that less seam is escaping. Maybe land shifting has blocked off some of the steam's escape routes.

koala said...

Having Yellowstone as 'Your world' must be great.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a sight that is. Yellowstone is certainly one of the best places to see the power of nature. Things like fumeroles were unherd of before I visited there. What an amazing place it is. Nice shots and great info.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice post about Yellowstone (my fav place).

.
Since you are on my blogroll,
you know I like your blog.
I Like the great photos and writeups.

I am back blogging again.
I just started a new WordPress Blog, 'I C U Nature' for Nature Only!
Click here to see the blog.
It will take some learning to work out the differences between WordPress and Blogspot.
The new blog is bare bones right now, with just the masthead and two posts.

Come visit and tell me what you think,
Troy
.

Jimmy said...

I was not knowing that yellowstone is such a nice place..Its beautiful..Its not in my list of holiday destinations..

Shobin
Cash Online Get Easy cash at your door step