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National Park - Forces of the Northern Range
of sign - between Tower Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park
taken June 2008
Forces of the Northern Range
to the Trail
Forces of the Northern Range Self-Guiding Trail is a 1/2 mile accessible
loop. Benches along the trail provide a place to rest
enjoy the view. Please preserve the area by staying on the boardwalk.
northern range is home to a large variety of plants and animals. It is
unique - different from other areas of the park.
makes it so different?
are 5,200 to 7,000 feet - lower than anywhere else in Yellowstone.
precipitation is less than 15 inches - drier than the rest of the park.
formed from many kinds if rock - rhyolitic soils are found elsewhere
wind and sun reduce snow depth in this open landscape - winter
grazing is easier here.
shrubs, and grasses abundantly in these conditions. This
habitat is perfect for large grazing animals, whose presence
a variety of predators.
exhibit made possible by a generous grant from the Yellowstone Association.
on the sign
addition to the text there is a picture of a the trail, an inset map of the
location of the trail and a picture of a girl looking at
on the trail.
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