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Liz Kearney

Liz Kearney is a former Yellowstone tour guide and snowcoach driver. She lives in Livingston, Montana, where she covers the park and other news for the daily newspaper, the Livingston Enterprise.

Want to Get Away from it All in Yellowstone? Take a Hike!

Osprey Falls, 1968

It’s high season in Yellowstone, but it’s still possible to get out and enjoy the Park without having to share it with a gazillion other tourists and their shrieking kids. How? Go for a Yellowstone day hike.

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Learning from 1988’s Yellowstone Fires

crown fire_old Faithful photo shop

It seems hard to believe, but 1988’s Yellowstone fires are all of sudden 30 years ago. “Sometimes it seems like 30 weeks,” Roy Renkin, a park biologist and vegetation researcher said recently.

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Spring Showers Bring Yellowstone Wildflowers

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

There’s a big consolation for a long, snowy winter and a cool, wet spring in the Northern Rockies: breathtaking Yellowstone wildflowers, which are hitting their peak.

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Lee Whittlesey Reflects on Long Yellowstone Career

Lee Whittlesey

During a nearly 50-year career at Yellowstone National Park, Lee Whittlesey drew inspiration from the act of Congress establishing the National Park Service: “… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment ...

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Marking the Start of Summer at Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

It’s not really a new year in Yellowstone until the Old Faithful Inn opens, and it opened a few weekends back on Friday, May 4.

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Yellowstone National Park Slowly Emerging from Winter

Yellowstone

Some interior park roads opened Friday, April 20, with locals and visitors alike getting out in some springlike weather.

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Taking Stock of Spring So Far in Yellowstone

Mammoth Hot Springs terrace april 2018

It’s spring on the calendar, and nearly spring in Yellowstone National Park.

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A Look at Spring Conditions in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs terrace april 2018

The calendar says April, but it ain’t exactly what most of us consider “spring” around the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Understanding The Recent Steamboat Geyser Eruption

Steamboat Geyser in steam phase, September 2014

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory scientists have confirmed that Steamboat Geyser, located in Norris Geyser Basin, erupted last week.

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Sorting Through Yellowstone’s Lost and Found Department

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Assorted pets including cats and dogs. Nearly 400 hats, mostly baseball caps. Tons of sunglasses. A set of dentures. Many pillows. A walker. And, even, a toupee.

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