Billie Sue Beeson
Billie Sue Beeson of Salem, Ohio, is this week's Take Us Along winner. The 17-year-old took East Ohio Auto & RV along on a trip to the Yellowstone Grand Canyon in Wyoming. She is shown at the canyon with a copy of the popular magazine.
She writes that she was on a camping vacation with her family last summer that took them to the Wisconsin Dells, the Spam Museum in Minnesota, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse in South Dakota and to Yellowstone National Park. They also swam in the Great Salt Lake in Utah, saw Mile High Stadium in Colorado and returned home via Kansas and visited the Gateway Arch in Missouri. They were gone 21 days and traveled 5,228 miles through 18 states. While traveling she looked through Auto & RV for a car her dad said he would buy her for graduation.
Yellowstone's Grand Canyon is located downstream from the Yellowstone Falls. In 1868 Charles W. Cook noted he saw an opening in the forest and then his horse stopped and found that he was on the brink of a great canyon.
The canyon is very colorful with the rhyolite in the canyon containing different iron compounds. Because there were geysers there at one time they caused chemical alterations to the iron compounds causing color changes.
Thanks for taking us along!