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Grand Teton fire danger upgraded to high

Grand Teton fire danger

And the dry, warm conditions continue: the Grand Teton fire danger has been upgraded by the National Park Service to high, as no rain is present in the 10-day weather forecast.

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Yellowstone fire danger level now at moderate

We’re looking at the start of a hot, dry summer, so its no surprise that the Yellowstone fire danger level is now estimated to be at a moderate level by the National Park Service.

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First 2021 Yellowstone bear incident reported

Yellowstone grizzly

The first 2021 Yellowstone bear incident has been reported to National Park Service officials, as a solo hiker was attacked while hiking on Beaver Ponds Trail at Mammoth Hot Springs.

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April 2021 visitation in Yellowstone, Grand Teton up over 2019

Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park visitation was up in April 2021 when compared to April 2019, as the interest in park visitation began early this year.

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First Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 in the books

grizzly bear

It’s a sure sign of spring: the first Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 is in the books, as one was spotted in the northern part of the park by a pilot supporting park wildlife studies.

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Strong numbers for 2020 Grand Teton visitation

Yellowstone wasn’t the only National Park putting up strong numbers, as 2020 Grand Teton visitation was down only 3.4 percent from 2019, despite being closed for almost two months of the summer season.

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Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations on tap

Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations are on tap for three more areas–Mammoth, Slough Creek and a portion of Pebble Creek–beginning at the end of the month.

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Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty to Yellowstone cemetary vandalism

Yellowstone National Park

Fenn treasure hunter Rodrick Dow Craythorn pled guilty to charges of causing repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 in a futile attempt to located the prize.

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Three-year-old suffers burns in Yellowstone thermal area

Yellowstone National Park

Despite some high visitation numbers this year, we have not had to report many stories like this: earlier today a three-year-old suffered second-degree burns to the lower body and back after slipping from a trail into a Yellowstone thermal area.

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Old Faithful bridge work to run through late October

Old Faithful bridge work

The Old Faithful bridge work that closed down the southbound overpass and caused officials to reroute traffic is now expected to run through late October.

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