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2021

This Week in Yellowstone: November 5th to November 10th

This Week in Yellowstone is one of change. After the weekend ends, we see the closure of interior park roads and a drastic drop-off for visitation. This will be your last chance until spring to drive to places like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic and Yellowstone Lake. Even now, with …

This Week in Yellowstone: October 28th to November 3rd, 2021

Things have drastically slowed down around the park over the past few weeks. News is slow, visitation is low, and much needed snow keeps on falling in the higher elevations. This coming weekend will be the second to last weekend before interior roads close for the season, giving you just a few more days to …

This Week in Yellowstone: October 21st to October 28th, 2021

This week, we dive into what the park was really like during the park’s record setting summer visitation, take a look at the impact of winter snowcoaches and snowmobiles on the park’s wildlife, catch up on the fate of the grizzlies just north of the park and find a lesser-known view of a popular waterfall. Readers of this week’s post will also learn about recent bear den sightings in the park, where to catch a late season grizzly sighting, and find out where you can still camp. 

This Week in Yellowstone: October 14th-19th, 2021

Whew! We made it through the first major snowstorm in the region for the season! Last week, especially Monday to Wednesday, the park was bit chaotic. We will definitely get into the specifics in a bit. This coming week, we will see the return of the sun, fantastic views of snow back on the mountains, …

This Week in Yellowstone: October 7th-13th, 2021

This week in Yellowstone, we learn of the fate of a woman and her dog that both jumped in a thermal feature, how climate change is impacting the park’s ecosystem and what delays you should expect. We also look at the coming campground and road closures, incoming rain and snow storms, and hear about a …

Three of Yellowstone’s Famous Wolves Legally Killed by Montana Hunters

On Monday, September 27th, Yellowstone National Park officials verified that three wolves that had dazzled the millions of visitors who came to Yellowstone over the last year had been legally killed by hunters outside the park. The kills more than likely occurred in areas of Montana where baiting wolves is not only legal, but accepted practice. The kills also more than likely occurred near the spot where Montana Governor Greg Gianforte illegally killed a wolf earlier in the year.

Happy Birthday National Park Service. Thank you for Saving Me.

Happy 105th Birthday, National Park Service. I am so happy for you. Those words seem weak, lacking my true feelings in a commonly stated platitude. Sure, I could add an exclamation point, but even that comes up short. “Thank you” means nothing, compared to what you have done for me. You have changed my life; …

Ten Awesome Bridge Crossings in Olympic National Park

In Olympic National Park, bridges serve many functions. They obviously help us cross rivers, keep out feet dry and get us from Point A to Point B, but they also do so much more. They act as gateways; serving as portals to wilderness and adventure over deep ravines and stunning box canyons. The bridges of Olympic …

What the New NPS Mask Requirement Means For National Park Visitors

On February 2nd, 2021, nearly a full year after Covid-19 infected every aspect of life in the United States and around the world, a mask requirement has been issued for all National Park lands. It is straight forward and very simple to follow, helping to keep everyone safe.