Yellowstone National Park Heads Down the Winter-Use Plan Road...Again

If, after reading the above headline the movie "Groundhog Day" popped into your mind, you're forgiven. This topic has been poked and prodded more times and ways than the approach to health-care reform. And yet, Yellowstone National Park planners are going to take another swing at it.

Tectonic Plates Thought Responsible for Swarm of Yellowstone National Park Earthquakes

The recent swarm of earthquakes noted at Yellowstone National Park were most likely caused by shifts in tectonic plates, not pressures in the magma chamber beneath the park, according to geologists.

Looking To Gain A Little Structured Education On Your National Park Trip?

Can you tell by looking at a wildflower in Yellowstone National Park what the underlying geology is? Or, while hiking through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, can you identify a bird simply by its song? Do you want to get relatively up close to the elephant seals at Point Reyes National Seashore? Here's how you can do all those things and more.

Trails I've Hiked: Yellowstone National Park's Observation Point Trail

Often over-looked, perhaps because of its short distance or the many other opportunities to be found in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park, the Observation Point Trail offers a quick, low-effort hike that rewards you with a grand view of the Old Faithful Geyser.

Another Swarm of Earthquakes Noticed at Yellowstone National Park

It was just more than a year ago when a series of earthquakes shook and rattled Yellowstone National Park for enough days to raise volcanologists' eyebrows. Well, there's another swarm of quakes shaking the park, but so far the scientists say there's nothing unusual going on.

Updated: Is Big Brother Heading for Yellowstone National Park's Backcountry?

What would you think if your travels in Yellowstone National Park's backcountry were being watched by rangers via a remote webcam? It's not out of the realm of possibility under a Wireless Communications Services Plan that the park adopted last spring.
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Wintering In Yellowstone National Park: The Logistics

Roaring Mountain, Yellowstone National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
A mid-winter's visit to Yellowstone National Park is a trip you're not likely to forget for the rest of your life. But how do you pull it off? Here's a primer on the logistics you'll need to tackle.

A Father Starts To Heal Watching Yellowstone National Park's Wolves

A tall stoic man stood at the back of his pack, consumed by his own thoughts. He had been listening to an instructor from the Yellowstone Association. For a couple of days, he squinted into roadside spotting scopes and absorbed eloquent discourses on natural history. He was there with family members who arrived to watch wolves together in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park.

Stepping Into the Icebox: A January Visit To Yellowstone National Park

Rocky Mountain air starts out dry, and then the sub-zero cold of its winters pulls out just about all of whatever atmospheric moisture remains. The result is not just a crystal clear sky, but one that seemingly is magnified. Looking at the constellations above Craig Pass in Yellowstone National Park, it sure seemed possible to reach up and pluck a star out of the night.

Yellowstone Association Institute Opening New Campus Just Outside Yellowstone National Park

For years the Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley has been the field headquarters for the Yellowstone Association Institute. Well, the association is expanding with the opening later this year of an 80-acre campus north of the park near Gardiner, Montana.