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Bacon Rind Fire Expansion at 383 Acres; Growth Slows

Bacon Rind Fire July 26

Bacon Rind Fire expansion is now at 393 acres, as crews may be deployed to engage the fire if it gets close enough to Highway 191 and private residences in the area.

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New Theory: Yellowstone Supervolcano Created by Friction, Not Magma

Yellowstone River near Mud Volcano area

A new theory of the Yellowstone supervolcano argues that shifting tectonic plates on the move 16 million years ago and not an extended magma flume created the original volcanic eruptions.

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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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Bacon Rind Fire Expands to 340 Acres, Now in Yellowstone

Bacon Rind Fire

As the Bacon Rind Fire expands to 340 acres, it’s encroached on the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park 20 miles south of Big Sky — but it has not impacted roads or threatened any structures.

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Yellowstone Fire Danger Upgraded to High; New Fire Emerges

Bacon Rind Fire

The current Yellowstone fire danger has been upgraded to high after hot and dry weather, with a new fire — the Bacon Rind Fire — emerging just outside the Park’s western boundary, in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area.

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Lake Trout Numbers Down in Yellowstone Lake

spawning lake trout ynp

Efforts to remove Yellowstone lake trout appear to be working, as Yellowstone National Park netting initiatives at Yellowstone Lake are capturing fewer lake trout in 2018.

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Does Grand Teton Fissure Indicate Anything? Apparently Not

grand teton moose entrance 2013

A Grand Teton fissure in the Hidden Falls area has caused a certain level of buzz. But the fissure may not be so new, and the experts say it may not be all that important, either.

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Examining The “Landscape of Fear” in Yellowstone

canyon pack wolves lower geyser basin

We’re not exactly to the point where the wolves are dwelling with the lambs, but new research indicates that the impact of wolves on elk may be overstated, and the so-called “landscape of fear” may not actually exist.

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Yellowstone Live to Highlight National Geographic Four-Day Event

Yellowstone grizzly blacktail deer plateau

This should be considerably more interesting than the average webcam feed, as the National Geographic channel will showcase Yellowstone National Park in a live four-day event, Yellowstone Live, beginning on August 5.

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Improved Yellowstone Cell Service On the Way, Despite Objections

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Improved Yellowstone cell service is on the way, as trails are closed to allow the installation of new antennas at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout — but some groups are decrying the upgrades as an unnecessary intrusion into the Park’s bucolic nature.

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