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Small Plane Reported Missing Near Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

A small plane has been reported as missing near or in Yellowstone National Park, as the craft piloted by two octogenarians brothers was last detected about seven miles outside the Park’s East Entrance. UPDATE: The plane has been found.

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Yellowstone’s South Entrance Opens Today

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance and the road between West Thumb and Old Faithful over Craig Pass opens today, with all five entrances now open for the season.

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Yellowstone Volcanic System Larger, More Stable Than Originally Thought

Yellowstone National Park

The end of the worlders say a Yellowstone eruption is imminent as the government quietly evacuates cities in the area, but the experts say the Yellowstone volcanic system is indeed larger than previously assumed, but also a lot more stable.

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Time to Plan Your 2015 Yellowstone Trip

Old Faithful Inn Postcard

Yes, we know most of you haven’t yet hit Yellowstone National Park this year, but now’s the time to plan your 2015 Yellowstone trip, as lodging reservations are now on sale.

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Jenny Lake Visitor Facilities Overhaul Approved

Jenny Lake Sunrise

An overhaul of visitor facilities in the Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park has been approved by National Park Service officials, with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation leading the fundraising.

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NPS: Be Careful if Using Yellowstone East Entrance Friday

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The Yellowstone East Entrance is still scheduled to open Friday, May 2 at 8 a.m., but National Park Service officials are warning about the potential of heavy, wet snow slides that could halt traffic.

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About Yellowstone Insider

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Yellowstone Insider is an independent publication covering happenings in and about Yellowstone National Park, covering the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, an area spilling beyond the Park itself into neighboring areas in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This site is geared both toward visitors to the Park and the permanent population in the greater ecosystem.

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Yellowstone Plants and Animals

From heat-loving microscopic microbes to the big lumbering beasts such as bison and bears, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is world-famous for its plant and animal life. When you ask visitors what was it about Yellowstone that they found the most interesting, more often than not the first in the list is animals — not geysers. In the developed world where …

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Yellowstone’s Active Geology

Yellowstone Caldera

Something changes almost every day in Yellowstone: a geyser erupts that hasn’t erupted in years, a new fumarole pushes steam out of the ground, a hot spring runs dry. Almost every day there are earthquakes, most of them detectable only by the most sensitive of seismographs. Every once in a while there are bigger earthquakes, not necessarily as big as the one that caused the Hebgen Lake disaster, but still big enough to rattle dishes and people’s nerves.

 

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Destination Yellowstone

If you told your friends or family that you were going to spend some of your vacation in an active volcano, they might think you were crazy. Yet every year more than three million people do exactly that. Yellowstone National Park is a volcano. Almost everything that is special in Yellowstone is the result of being one of the world’s largest active volcanoes, in fact, a super-volcano. Fortunately, Yellowstone’s current volcanic activity is limited to hot water and earthquakes -- no eruptions, flowing magma, or cataclysmic explosions. Yellowstone did the cataclysmic explosion thing about 640,000 years ago and is resting for a possible encore in some more tens of thousands of years. Yellowstone the volcano is not going to erupt anytime soon.

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