I’ve got a lot of random thoughts going on around in my head this morning, so bear with me. Number One ~ I feel kind of funny. No, not the ha, ha kind of funny but the weird and eerie kind of funny. I was reading the morning paper when I ran across an article […]
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone – Beautiful But Deadly
….And now for the rest of the story. Tuesday’s post left you hanging as I took a tongue in cheek view of the boardwalk rules in Yellowstone National Park. My daughter had asked the question, “how did they build the boardwalks”, as we walked along a trail observing steaming hot springs and boiling water bubble out of the crust around […]
How Did They Build the Boardwalks?
I thought it was a reasonable question when E asked, “How did they build the boardwalks?” Boardwalks, the foremost means of seeing the sights in Yellowstone. We were walking around on the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent. Let me correct myself, we were not actually walking on the crust but on the […]
Bear Jam: You’re Walking Way Too Close to a Bear
We were on the road between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton when we saw the bear jam. We figured it was a bear jam, at least I did. But, it could have been buffalo, elk, or moose. Buffalo had caused a major traffic jam earlier in the day when they insisted on taking their good […]
Another Miserable Day in Yellowstone?
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, it is not feeling much like summertime and I am reminded of a previous Memorial Day that my family and I spent in Yellowstone National Park. We were greeted by a blizzard. We donned our snow bibs, while other tourists unprepared for winter, snatched up souvenir sweatshirts to keep warm. Grungy as […]
Boise Man Attacked by Grizzly Near West Yellowstone!
It has been reported by a spokeswoman for the Gallatin National Forest that a grizzly bear has attacked a Boise, Idaho man near West Yellowstone, Montana. The attack took place on Wednesday, June 10, when the 34-year old victim, whose name was not immediately released, was hiking alone along a Forest Service road when […]
Yellowstone Webcam Catches Guys on Old Faithful
I don’t know about you, but I’m not as bold as those guys that were recently cited for walking on Old Faithful Geyser, at Yellowstone National Park. Don’t they know that they could fall through the surface and be scalded or worse? But as the saying goes “boys will be boys”. Two of them were […]
Famous Yellowstone Elk, No.6, DEAD!!
Living in metropolitan New Orleans I didn’t think much about grizzlies, wolves, or elk. My family and I lived the typical suburban lifestyle, more concerned with how the local sheriff would keep criminals out of the “parish” than what the wildlife were doing. Here in NW Montana, where crime is petty and almost non-existent, […]
Yellowstone National Park – Fears over Earthquake "Swarm"
Like millions of tourists who visit Yellowstone National Park each year, the threat of earthquakes doesn’t discourage me from enjoying Yellowstone’s amazing thermal features. _________________________ Foreboding discussions on late night radio describe a Yellowstone volcanic eruption as apocalyptic. Living here in Northwest Montana approximately 400 miles from the park makes this all the more […]
A Miserable Day in Yellowstone!
Excitement came over us; we were going on vacation! We were going to Yellowstone National Park over the Memorial Day weekend. It was already Spring in Northwestern Montana. Tulips were blooming and the air was getting warm. We were disappointed to find out that Yellowstone was going to have some pretty unpleasant weather. Travel could […]