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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Huge Fissure Forces Closure of Parts of Grand Teton National Park

Above, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It is now the summer vacation season where thousands of people head out to visit our national parks.

Sometimes, Mother Nature has other plans. Such is the case with Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. A giant fissure has opened up in the park by the Yellowstone super volcano forcing park officials to close parts of the park. Grand Teton is the southern neighbor to Yellowstone National Park.

According to Fox News:
A 100-foot crack at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming have prompted officials to close certain areas to tourists.   
Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point are now closed to tourists due to a possible safety hazard and park rangers are initiating a risk assessment, according to a statement from the National Park Service. 
Superintendent David Vela said, “Human safety is our number one priority, and with an abundance of caution we are temporarily closing this area until we can properly assess the situation.”

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