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Yellowstone Insider editors bring you up-to-the-minute information about what's happening at Yellowstone National Park.

Crazy Yellowstone Year Continues With New Geyser Hill Thermal Activity

Ear Spring 2012 YNP

To say that the Yellowstone National Park geyser fields have been unusually active this summer is an understatement, and we have some new Geyser Hill thermal activity to report, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring hot pool.

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Yellowstone Forest Fires Infrequent, But Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

While there are few outbreaks of Yellowstone forest fires in 2018, one fire on the western boundary of the Park — the Bacon Rind Fire — continues to expand.

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Judge Extends Ban on Yellowstone Grizzly Hunts

yellowstone grizzly bear 2013

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen extended a temporary restraining order that blocks a Yellowstone-area grizzly trophy hunt in Idaho and Wyoming, as the legal debate continues over federal delisting of the bears from endangered status and turning management over to the states.

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Yellowstone Visitation in August Down Year to Year

Busy Boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin.

Yellowstone visitation in August 2018 was down some 11 percent when compared to August 2017, as hot and dry weather may have impacted the overall recreational numbers.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to Very High; Bacon Rind Fire Expands

Bacon Rind Fire Sept. 6

The call to withdraw resources from the Bacon Rind Fire on the western edge of Yellowstone may have been premature, as warm and dry weather leads to its expansion and an upgrade to the Yellowstone fire danger to Very High.

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Yellowstone’s Inspiration Point Overlook Reopens

Inspiration Point 2018 renovations

Worth a visit if you’re in Yellowstone for the big holiday weekend: After a two-year reconstruction project, the Inspiration Point overlook area is now open, providing a safer and more accessible viewing area at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. 

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Bizarre Bison Incident Ends Up in Jail Time

Reinke bison

A bizarre string of events that saw misconduct at Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, including a dangerous taunting of a bison, ended in a guilty plea at Yellowstone Justice Center yesterday.

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Female Grizzly With Cub Identified in Recent Yellowstone Bear Attack

grizzly_bear_cubs_fishing_bridge

Rangers have determined a female grizzly with at least one cub or yearling was responsible for yesterday’s Yellowstone bear attack, but no further action will be taken.

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Bear Spray Saves the Day in Yellowstone Bear Attack

Black Bear

This is why you carry bear spray when hiking: A Yellowstone bear attack could have been much worse had a family not purchased and used bear spray to mitigate injuries to a 10-year-old boy.

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Yellowstone Bear Trapping Begins Next Week

Yellowstone grizzly

If you’re planning any backcountry hikes this fall, you may want to be aware of this: scientific Yellowstone bear trapping by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) and National Park Service runs from Aug. 21 through Oct. 31.

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