PART 2: Northwest U.S. and into Canada
Written by: rgmdesigns | Published on: October 1, 2010
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RGM’s North Pointer GMT and Romain Oudot -As they Navigate the World.
In part 1 we introduced you to Romain Oudot, a 22 year old French adventurer on an around the world journey.
After crossing the American mid-west, we now find Romain in the northwest United States in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone was made a national park by President Grant in 1872 and was the first national park in the world. It is centered on the largest Super Volcano on the continent and includes one the largest high-altitude mountain lakes. The park includes some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain the USA has to offer. It comprises of geothermal hot springs, multiple rivers and canyons, lava flows, and waterfalls.
Also found in the parks are thousands of species of animals and plants. Free range elk, bison, wolves, and the greatly revered Grizzly bear can be found roaming in the park. Yellowstone also encompasses the largest petrified forest in the world. Trees become petrified when they are covered in volcanic ash and turn from wood to minerals.
Romain also visited the peak of Mount Washburn. The summit is one of the highest points in the park at 10,243 feet above sea level. At that altitude there is only 60% of the oxygen as there is at sea level. After visiting Yellowstone he moved on to the pacific northwest visiting Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The next leg of Romain‘s trip takes him across Canada, over the great lakes, and back to New York City where he will depart for South America.
In such a environment of extremes such as Yellowstone, Romain is equipped with perfect watch for the job.
The rugged RGM 254 with its anti-reflective sapphire crystal makes reading the 24 hour GMT dial easy in even the brightest sunlight. The stainless steel case protects the movement from whatever conditions you can throw at it and the utilitarian rubber strap keeps the watch securely on one’s wrist. These features, along with a host of others, like the North pointer hand, make the 254 a true adventure’s watch!
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