Riding the Wind - Yellowstone National Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 13.303 W 110° 39.313
12T E 527539 N 4896556
A fire history sign along the South Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park.
Waymark Code: WMDYTF
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 03/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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“Lewis River Canyon was no match for the powerful winds driving the Fires of ’88. Gusts up to 80 miles per hour (129 km per hour) propelled flames through drought-stricken vegetationn here. Firebrands rose from the inferno and rode the wind, jumping Lewis River Canyon to ignite spot fires and continue blazing.
During the Fires of ’88 in the Greater Yellowstone Area . . .
. . . 665 miles (1,070 km) of firelines were dug by hand.
. . . 137 miles (221 km) of firelines were bulldozed.
During the fiery summer of 1988, crews diligently built firelines to remove fuel near fires. In spite of grueling work and heroic efforts, fires jumped constructed and natural barriers.”
The lower part of the sign has a diagram showing information about types of fires and how fires advance.
Marker Name: Riding the Wind

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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