Subtropical YellowstoneThis petrified redwood is a clue to a warmer, damper, more violent Yellowstone landscape. Anatomically the trunk is indistinguishable from present-day redwoods in California.When a chain of volcanoes erupted here in Eocene times 50 million years ago, they triggered massive landslides into mountain and valley streams. The rolling mix of ash, water and sand buried forests. Before the trees could rot, abundant silica in the volcanic flow plugged living cells, creating "forests of stone."
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 544322 N 4973722|
|Decimal Degrees||44.91555000, -110.43846667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 54.933', W 110° 26.308'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 54' 55.98" N, 110° 26' 18.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, US|
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