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When the Yellowstone Volcano erupted, causing many shifts in tectonic movements and plates, the sheer amount of pressure and heat literally changed the infrastructure of the many trees there into stone. This exhibit is a must-see, and scientists suspect that this tree has been petrified for over 50 million years, so I suggest that you "go out on a limb" and come see this amazing exhibit!

Short Hike: The nearest parking is only about fifty feet away, and it requires minimal effort to reach the petrified tree.

Family Friendly: This geological feature makes the perfect family exhibit, like a museum in the wilderness!

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Owen C.

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Aug 4, 2018
Esoj Laucsap
Stopped and saw it
Aug 2, 2018
Tara Luse
Jul 26, 2018
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Jul 23, 2018
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Jul 23, 2018
Matt Harrington
Jul 23, 2018
Michele Harris
Jul 14, 2018
Matthew Michaels
Jul 10, 2018
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