Hiking the Fossil Forest Day Hike
Geology, Hiking, Natural History
Hike to the remains of a petrified forest, comprised of trees very different from those found in Yellowstone National Park today. Fossilized, or petrified, trees tell us something about the ancient climate of Yellowstone, as well as the geologic forces active at that time that caused the forests to turn to stone. Though you will hike to one remnant forest, you will learn about other fossil forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
About the instructor
Karen Williams is a geomorphologist who earned a PhD in earth sciences from Montana State University. She is also a professional engineer and has taught geomorphology and mountain geography at Montana State. Karen loves interpreting the genesis of landscapes through field observation and teaching others how to see the landscape with a fresh perspective.
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