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The bear trapping party is so good, its going to keep going. The U.S Geological Survey and National Park Service announced that grizzly bear pre-baiting and scientific capture operations will be extended throughout Yellowstone National Park. These capture operations have been ongoing since the beginning of summer, but now they will continue from August 28th…

A Yellowstone road closes for fire – temporarily. A lightning strike ignited a fire 3 miles south of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, around 5:15 pm Saturday evening. The so-called Lone Star Fire – due to its proximity to the Lone Star Geyser and Trail – is not burning in the direction of Old…

Old Faithful has a little bit of coronavirus. Yellowstone continues its thorough COVID-19 testing regimes for park staff and popular tourist spots. There have been 1,500 employee (asymptomatic) surveillance tests of the park’s staff since early June, with no positive results and nearly all of them negative. The others have results pending. Two employees of…

Yellowstone sends an urgent message about off-trailing. On the surface, the Park’s message to tourists is simple and often-repeated: staff on the marked trails and boardwalks when visiting. But this rule appears to be especially disregarded this season. Park officials are reporting several “social trails” created by visitors and not designated by boardwalks or markers.…

A Yellowstone thermal feature has gone dormant. In a Facebook post, Park staff confirmed that the Canary Spring is no longer sending thermal water cascading down its flanks. The Canary Spring is one of several, smaller springs incorporated into Mammoth Hot Springs, named for its bright yellow color due to the high amount of sulfur-dependent…

Its never too early to plan your Yellowstone winter. August 1st is the opening for the 2020-2021 winter lottery for the Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program in Yellowstone. These snowmobile permits are specifically for recreational use, without any commercial guides. First authorized in 2013, this permit allows for one group of up to 5 snowmobiles…

Are you ready to take the Yellowstone Pledge? With National Park Service staff reduced to what some would say is below the bare minimum, Yellowstone is asking and relying on individuals to exercise self-restraint and responsibility while exploring the park. Just last Thursday, four men were observed walking across delicate algal mats to get their…

Yellowstone is highly dry. The park wide wildland fire danger for the entirety of Yellowstone National Park has been raised to “High” meaning conditions are right for things to ignite and “burn, baby, burn.” There are no active wildland fires in the park currently, but this can and often does suddenly change. While lightning strikes…

There are a number of changes that could affect your next Yellowstone trip. As the pandemic progresses, various amenities are opening while others are changing their offerings and practices. Last Friday, the Sandpiper Lodge at Lake Yellowstone Hotel opened, offering a limited number of their standard lodge rooms, per Yellowstone’s hotel practice of only opening…

It seems Wyoming is seeing as much Yellowstone traffic as it ever has, from a certain point of views. The latest Yellowstone visitation statistics for the period between June 16th – 29th showed some surprising numbers. Overall visitation percentage thru all 5 gates for this period was 89% of 2019’s average. Not a bad showing.…


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