Yellowstone National Park: highlights
Locals like to say there's never a bad day in Yellowstone. But some activities are better than others. Near the top of my list is a slow drive along the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. The easy trail to Storm Point is worth a half hour's walk, or more if the wind is calm and the boulders are comfortable for sitting. A few miles east, a side road leads to Lake Butte Overlook which offers views across North America's largest alpine lake to the Teton range 100 miles south. This is a good place to be at sunset........................ rest of story
Yellowstone Volcano Warning?
Yellowstone National Park is fighting viral rumors that the park's bison are fleeing an impending supervolcano eruption. Officials told Reuters that they've been fielding dozens of calls and emails since a video of galloping bison went viral this week in the wake of an earthquake at Yellowstone. They said the video actually shows the animals running down a paved road that leads deeper into the park................. rest of story
Yellowstone’s Winter Road • By Daryl L. Hunter
Yellowstone National Park: Explore its wintry wonders • Take in the wintry-white Yellowstone National Park aboard a snow coach; watch elk, bison and otters; cross-country ski or snowshoe to geysers; ring in the New Year with Old Faithful. Tour operator Off the Beaten Path, whose Greater Yellowstone trips have found a place on Travel + Leisure’s recently published “20 Life-Changing Trips” list, has a “Winter Wonders” tour promising fun adventures amid a comfortable, relaxing setting.------------------------------> More
Silent Beauty: Yellowstone In Winter Makes For Hardy Trip • The bone-chilling cold of a Wyoming winter has tightened its icy grip on Yellowstone National Park. The bison, conserving heat and energy, stand perfectly still in the meadows, up to their bellies in snow. .......................Once in a while, one lowers its massive head and slowly, methodically swishes it back and forth, looking for something to nibble beneath the white drifts.........................Iconic animals at the park, along with the bears and the wolves, the bison are so much more obliging: willing to be seen, yet every bit as wild.-------------------> More
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Yellowstone by RV - by Mark Solomons • We drove from Denver to the nearby Rocky Mountains and then a long, 450 mile drive to Yellowstone Park, through to the neighbouring - and even more spectacular - Grand Teton National Park and then back to Denver................................More
Visiting Yellowstone National Park - By Bonnie Sitter • From the road you'd never guess what paced across the river, but you'd know it was something special because traffic was backed up for miles. Was it a buffalo sitting at the water's edge or perhaps a mule deer or an elk? Usually those were the subjects of traffic jams - only in Yellowstone National Park could a lazy bison hold up traffic as it stood in the middle of the road and watched the tourists, making you wonder who were really on display - the animals or the people........................more
Endangered predators thrive in West • By Tom Kenworthy • federal biologist Ed Bangs began reintroducing gray wolves into the northern Rockies, the wolf may be taken off the federal endangered species list within a year.Within two years, if all goes according to plan, the grizzly bear population that lives in and near Yellowstone National Park also will be taken off the list. And far to the south, National Park Service biologists Elaine Leslie and Chad Olson are eagerly awaiting a critical step in the effort to bring California condors back to the Grand Canyon area. Sometime in October, the first chick hatched in the wild in northern Arizona since the condors were reintroduced in 1996 is expected to take to the air.