It was a beautiful late summer evening, and my family and I had spent the day hiking in Badlands National Park. As the setting sun cast a golden glow on the park’s signature peaks and plateaus, my family and I pulled into a nearby guest ranch, where we had booked a cabin for the night.
Yellowstone National Park
“We are all travelers in the desert of life, and the best we can find in our journey is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson.
Here's your quick cheat sheet to five of the best units in the National Park System for finding wildlife this fall.
For nearly a century, a popular story has linked the origins of the National Park Service to the genius of one man. In 1914, Stephen T. Mather, a self-made millionaire in the borax industry, visited Yosemite and Sequoia national parks. Finding both of them poorly managed he wrote Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane and complained. “Dear Steve,” Lane allegedly replied, “If you don’t like the way the national parks are being run, come on down to Washington and run them yourself.”
Bombs used to trigger avalanches above Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park typically explode as planned, but on Friday one that failed to detonate last winter led to the temporary closure of the road that runs over the pass.
Much has been made of the recent decision by Yellowstone National Park officials to put down a grizzly bear that was tied to the fatal mauling and partial consumption of a hiker. Is there a way you can perhaps help another bear from being put down? Perhaps, by donating to efforts to see bear-proof boxes installed at camgrounds throughout the park.
One million visitors. That seems like a lot for an entire year, and definitely a lot in one month for Yellowstone National Park, which came within 19,000-odd visitors of reaching 1 million during July.
National parks were not created equally. Some have towering waterfalls, others sprawling lakes, a few curious geothermal features, and still others rich histories within their borders.
Corporations Lend A Hand To Insulate And Provide Sustainable Power To Yellowstone National Park Buildings
Keeping warm in Yellowstone National Park in winter can be extremely challenge, especially when the temperature drops to 40 below zero and the winds pick up to 20+ mph. But thanks to some corporate help, staying warm in some buildings is easier than in the past.
It didn't take long, less than seven or eight minutes, to kill the grizzly. First she was immobilized with a drug, and then the equivalent of a shot to her brain and it was over. While the killing brought an end to a bear that attacked and partially consumed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park, it won't likely bring an end to the controversy that was fanned by Social Media commentators.