Burning Asphalt in Yellowstone

July 22nd, 2014 Yellow Stone Safari

A concern and panic has affected a number of people across the world when it was reported a few weeks ago that the asphalt in Yellowstone had melted into a soup because of the supervolcano below it. This concern came about because this is a new development in Yellowstone that we have not seen, which leaves people to wonder if the volcano might be ready to pop. But much of this panic has popped up because media has been pushing that the supervolcano under Yellowstone is overdue for an eruption.


What most people don’t know is that there is an observatory specifically focused on the geology issues around Yellowstone. They are constantly watching the regular earthquakes, and pressure build up that results in the wonderful things like Old Faithful. They’ve reported multiple times that Yellowstone is not overdue to explode. Although they are still investigating the issues with the roads between Old Faithful and Madison Junction; which had melted from supposedly new pressure pockets of heat below the road.


They are also warning everyone to avoid those areas, because of burning water they could step in, not to mention the roads being unusable at the time. The area was closed off completely because of the safety issues, but they expect it to either be opened back up, or a new pathway created if the danger does not disappear. This is likely to affect the nearly three million tourists who visit Yellowstone every year, as a few of the locations are a bit harder to access.


Fortunately our Yellowstone safari tours are still being handled and will guide you around the troubling areas, if you still wish to visit and see the wonders that Yellowstone has to offer.  


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