Above photo credit: The new, sizeable chasm is not quite as big as the Grand Canyon, admittedly. Erik Harrison/Shutterstock
Hikers beware! Catastrophe to come?
As hikers, we’ve often seen our fair share of weird or creepy things. That’s not to say that we won’t see more and more as mother earth is evolving and changing right before our very eyes.
We spotted the Gash near the Yellowstone and were amazed at how surreal it looked from above. It’s best not be hiking too close as it is a cause for concern. However, it’s definitely fun to see.
What is The “Gash”?
This giant gaping crack has appeared near the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. This crack is not just a small little crack but a gaping 685 meters (2,250 feet) long and 45 meters (150 feet) wide. It’s so big the locals are calling it the “Gash”. It’s quite an incredible sight!
What is the Cause of the Gap?
There are numerous reasons why these gaps exist but it’s most likely caused by the tectonic movements in the earth’s crust. This sometimes causes earthquakes which move large amounts of land in a short period of time.
The Gash is one such mysterious seismic movement that was reported in the area. There were no other gaps found near the area.
No Cause For Concern to Hikers (Yet!)
The gap is located fairly close to the Yellowstone caldera which is a dormant super volcano. This volcano has recently showed signs of recharging with the magma chamber . There are no signs that the volcano is active but it’s quite interesting to see in person.
Check out the intense pictures of the Gash below!
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