Sunday, May 16, 2010

Yellowstone Park has petrified forests !

Well, folks, it is ‘that’ time of the year.

What time?

It is time to think about .... tah dah... Vacations!

So from time to time we will give you a few suggestions, as we did last year, about places to go and things to see.

And today our suggestion is Yellowstone Park.

For those of you who have been to Yellowstone Park, you will surely agree that it is a beautiful place with several well known and famous features such as ‘Old Faithful’, hot bubbling geothermal springs, and more.

And one of the ‘more’ features is often overlooked and neglected by the average visitor or, if they do see it, the explanations on the signs and by the guides just do not ring true if you stop to think about it.

I am speaking of the ‘petrified forests’, the layers of upright petrified trees at Specimen Ridge and Specimen Creek.  These trees, we are told by those with the ‘old earth glasses’ and viewpoint, grew upright and then died and remained while the layers formed around them.

But is this correct?  Is this what really happened? Does this make sense?  Is this possible?

To read the explanation of what likely really happened, HERE’S THE LINK.