In August we went on a trip with Mr. Patrick Nurre, a noted Christian geologist and author. Our tour started in Bozeman, Montana where we met up with the other people on the tour. Starting the next morning we went to the Lewis and Clark Caverns, then to Quake Lake and Hebgen Lake. The next three days brought us to Yellowstone, and one day over the Beartooth Mountains. The last two days we were in Glendive Montana where we stumbled upon a creation museum, and one worth going to.
At the Lewis and Clark Caverns we saw many amazing sites: limestone formations, the Crystal pool (known for it’s clearness), an amazing view, etc.
Quake Lake was also an amazing site. When we arrived at the lake I was surprised to see half of the mountain behind the lake missing! Mr. Nurre explained that the half that was missing was shaken off by an earthquake (hence the name Quake Lake).
Yellow Stone was fun. We saw Old Faithful erupt twice! And we went on the Yellowstone Board Walk. It was really neat to see all the geysers, mud pots, steam vents, hot springs, and bacteria mats. When I went on the Board Walk I started to feel sick. Mommy explained that I was feeling sick because of all the sulfur, (an element). On a bacteria mat the sulfur would be an orange color while the green was manganese. In geysers, mud pots, steam vents, and hot springs the sulfur was in the form of steam so it had no color. The water in geysers, mud pots, etc. is extremely hot, (hot as in you could die from falling in).
The Bear Tooth mountains were the prettiest mountains I have ever seen. At the top there was an incredible view. We saw a herd of big horned sheep. We were looking down over a cliff at a beautiful lake when we saw the herd coming. There is a picture of them at the bottom of the page.
The last two days we were on a separate tour (still with Mr. Nurre). We went to a ranch near Glendive Montana. We found fossil bones, a lot of petrified wood, flint, concretions (Iron balls), sand stone, and other rocks and minerals. On the ranch there were two ladies who own it. They were very kind and let us keep almost whatever we found.