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When Will The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupt?

I think of all the places in the U.S., Yellowstone has always held a special place in my mind and heart. It's one of the few places left in America that is as close to being untouched wilderness as you're going to get. It's an alien landscape with volcanic activity, moving earth, and wild animals. It's truly breathtaking, humbling, and at times overwhelming, yet, it's ironic such a place manages to exists within the suburban borders of American sprawl and smoke spewing SUVs.

Our trip to Yellowstone a few years back involved driving a Dodge Daytona up to Wyoming over two and a half days. We'd camp out along the way in some of the most rural yet interesting places. At one point we ended up driving eighty miles-per-hour on some back Wyoming road which managed to suddenly transform itself into some scene from the Dukes of Hazard; when we failed to notice the impending road construction. Do to the unfortunate (or perhaps fortunate) circumstance of the road ending in …