May 5, 2009

Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake, Montana

Just a block from the RV, we have this view.

Today we headed toward Hebgen Lake. Hebgen Lake is best known for the magnitude 7.5 earthquake which occurred nearby in 1959 which formed our other destination today, Earthquake Lake, nearby.

The earthquake, which had a final death toll of 28, holds the record for the most severe earthquake of the Rocky Mountains.

Read all about the quake at my favorite resource, wikipedia, at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_Yellowstone_earthquake .

For now, enjoy the scenery.






Just outside the border of the Gallatin National Forest, where Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake are located, we found this group of bighorn sheep.
They couldn't decide which side of the road they wanted to be on.
A bird nested atop this pole. What type of bird? You tell us...

In Montana, watch out for buffalo crossings.
None were crossing but plenty were around.




30 minutes after washing the Santa Fe, it began to hail.
Here's a BRIEF video of some of what we saw today.
For more pictures, click here .

To be continued...

1 comment:

Trina said...

OMG! It looks beautiful up there. Would love to take the Harley up there to see you but I don't know with all that "rush hour traffic". Love the pics and vids!!!!!