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Hayden Expedition – Earthquake!

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 21, 1871) An earthquake awakened the Hayden Expedition members sleeping at Camp Hovey. The first shock lasted 20 seconds. It toppled some trees and caused the horses to spring to their feet, but…

Hayden Expedition – Steamboat Point

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 20, 1871) Albert Peale and two other men from the Hayden team investigated the springs at Steamboat Point. Peale recorded in his diary that two of the steam jets were "emitting with great…

Hayden Expedition – Avalanche Peak

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 19, 1871) The Hayden Expedition is mapping and exploring the area from their base at Camp Hovey on the eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake. (In Burning Ground, a smaller group treks to the…

Hayden Expedition – A secret unveiled

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 16, 1871)   Camp Hovey (named after the expedition's surly wagon master) is established by the lake. Graham explains he is from 100 years in the future to a skeptical Makawee. They take…

Hayden Expedition – Two Ocean Pass

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 13, 1871) Doane leads Ferdinand Hayden and a small group on a multi-day excursion to locate the fabled "Two Ocean Pass", originally reported by Jim Bridger. The waters from a creek on this…

Charging Grizzly

In this scene from Burning Ground, a Crow warrior is attacked by a sow grizzly as he field dresses a slain bison. The clip is an excerpt of the audiobook, which will soon be released!

Hayden Expedition – Sheep Eaters

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 11, 1871) A small band of Mountain Shoshone (aka Sheep Eaters) approaches the Hayden group and seeks to trade with them. These people are skilled at making bows from the horns of bighorn…

Hayden Expedition – Bridger Creek

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 9, 1871) Lt. Doane takes over leadership of the military escort from Capt. George Tyler, who took half of the assigned soldiers of Company F with him to fight hostile Sioux in Montana.…

Hayden Expedition – West Thumb

On this day 150 Years ago! (August 7, 1871) The geyser basin excursion group rejoins the rest of Hayden's team at West Thumb. The Annie is prepped for exploring the southern half of Yellowstone Lake. Makawee entices Graham to bathe…

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