Entries by geyserkayak

20 Years Since Wolves Returned to Yellowstone

This month marks the 2oth anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone. On March 22, 1995, after years of legal battles and logistical preparation, the gates of acclimation pens in Yellowstone National Park were opened and wolves – captured in Canada and transported to the United States – were once again part of the […]

Better cell service?

Yellowstone National Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through neighboring Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone. That would dramatically improve mobile connectivity in certain developed areas for mobile devices. Yellowstone has had a cellphone and Wi-Fi plan since 2009, though coverage is spotty, and expansion […]

July in Yellowstone

When we think of the Fourth of July, we think of barbecue and fireworks outside or, short of that, watching them on television. And while Yellowstone National Park does not fit the bill of traditional Fourth of July celebrations, it is nonetheless an excellent place to be, celebrating the United States of America. Yellowstone was created as a monument, set […]

Yellowstone watercraft must be inspected

All watercraft entering Yellowstone National Park must be inspected for aquatic invasive species. National Park Service staff conduct inspections seven days per week at the Bridge Bay and Grant Village boat ramps and at the South Entrance Ranger Station. Boats intended for use on Lewis Lake must be inspected at Grant Village or the South […]

Delist Yellowstone Grizzlies?

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is calling on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to act quickly and develop a rule removing federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, arguing that the iconic predators are thriving in the region. Mead wrote this week in a one-page letter to Jewell that there is more than enough research […]

Whitewater River Paddling in Yellowstone

Expanded Yellowstone Paddling Under Consideration in Congress. The River Paddling Protection Act, a bill that could expand Yellowstone paddling on certain lakes and rivers is under consideration in Congress, where it’s already been passed by one House committee. Senate Bill 2018, is sponsored by Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and would end 60-year-old regulations that prohibits paddling […]

Yellowstone Park Opens

Yellowstone National Park Opens this Friday, April 18th. The following are tentative opening dates for interior Park roads: April 18: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon. May 2: Canyon to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Lake is one mile south of Fishing Bridge). May 9: Lake to South Entrance; West […]

Winter In Yellowstone

In Yellowstone National Park, one-ton bison bulls plow snow caves. Their massive, woolly heads dig to reach grass that will sustain them till green up comes to this high country months from now. Half-ton cows and calves spend their winter days in the same routine. Their movement is determined by Mother Nature. They go where […]

Yellowstone South Gate Now Open

The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened Friday and now nearly all park roads are open to auto traffic for the season. Federal budget cuts had threatened to delay the opening by up to two weeks. The budget cuts took effect March 1. Yellowstone officials delayed plowing to save money. The decision worried many business […]