National Geographic : 1913 Jul
Photo by George Shiras, 3rd A TYPICAL VIEW OF THE UPPER YELLOWSTONE VALLEY, THE HOME OF PROBABLY 1,500 MOOSE Beneath the ridge, on the opposite side, flow the swift, cold waters of the Yellowstone, while in the foreground isTrail Creek, with two young bull moose feeding close to a beaver house (in the left foreground). This valley, situated at anelevation of8,ooo feet, ishemmed .inby steep ridges varying from 600 to 1,500 feet in height, except where drainage ravines cut back short distances. The floor ofthevalley islevel, some 20 miles in length, with a width of from I to 4 miles, and dotted with heavy pine forests, meadows, willow thickets, andponds. The delta atthe lake end and the diverging valleys at the head waters in Wyoming are the widest places. .