Monday Incidents Keep Yellowstone First Responders Busy

Solitary Geyser
Solitary Geyser
Solitary Geyser

Yellowstone National Park rangers spent the day Monday responding to numerous incidents, including several involving significant injuries to visitors.

Carl Dullmaier, 56, of Gernsheim, Germany, sustained a head injury when he was thrown from a horse near Tower Junction. He later died from his injuries after being lifeflighted to a Billings, Montana, hospital.

A 37-year-old man from Provo, Utah, suffered thermal burns on the Solitary Geyser Trail in the Upper Geyser Basin. He was transported by ambulance to West Yellowstone, Montana, and from there by fixed-wing aircraft to the Salt Lake City, Utah, Burn Center. Continue reading “Monday Incidents Keep Yellowstone First Responders Busy”

Yellowstone To Implement Fishing Closures

Yellowstone Fishing Closure

Yellowstone Fishing ClosureYellowstone National Park is planning to implement some temporary fishing closures.

The following waterways will be closed to all fishing, effective Wednesday, August 1:

• Gibbon River below Gibbon Falls
• Firehole River below Keppler Cascades
• Madison River

Hot air temperatures, limited rainfall, runoff from thermal features, and below average stream flows have all resulted in high water temperatures in these rivers. Continue reading “Yellowstone To Implement Fishing Closures”

Bear Friday – YNet Discussion Forums

Bear Friday

by dogdaze on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:40 am

I’m a little behind in my photo processing, so I dug this one out from a couple years ago when we visited the park in July and every corner was filled with flowers. Well, at least that’s the way I remember it considering almost every picture from the trip is just blooming with color!
Black Bear in Flowers by Heidi Pinkerton – Root River Photography, on Flickr

Yellowstone Seeks Input on Isa Lake Bridge Reconstruction Plan

Yellowstone National Park is preparing a plan to reconstruct the historic Isa Lake Bridge at Craig Pass.

Located at the continental divide, the 70-year-old bridge spans Isa Lake on the road connecting Old Faithful and West Thumb. A September 2010 inspection report prepared by the Federal Highway Administration determined the structure is in poor condition and recommended replacement. Continue reading “Yellowstone Seeks Input on Isa Lake Bridge Reconstruction Plan”

The Waiting Game & scoping fun! (Forum Post)

by BlueSky on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Question; How long do you wait to see some critter behavior you have never seen and want to? Answer; For us, 7 hours. I’ll get to that in a bit.We arrived Sunday July 8 at Pebble Creek Campground and got the same spot we had last year in August! Soon we were headed out towards Tower. Arriving at Calcite Springs we decided to look for the Peregrine Falcon nest. Not knowing exactly where it was, we were happy to see a long lens pointed down at the cliff face at one of the pullouts past the overlook. We met fellow Ynetter Judy. She had “the” spot to best see the chicks and was happy to show us on her screen the view down to the ledge where the three chicks were. It was hot and the chicks were trying to find the best way to stay out of the sun and mostly out of view.
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Misery loves company :( (Forum Post)

by Goldencode on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:15 am

OK, so has anyone else out there in Ynet land ever been denied vacation time when you had plans to go to Yellowstone ? It happened to me this year….vacation request rejected…ugh this was so hard to tell the kids who were so excited to go back to YNP. Oh well, planning for next year !Here’s a pic from last year, the kids playing on the Yellowstone Picnic Trail.Image
***************Up with the Sun
Gone with the Wind- Bob Seger –[break] Continue reading “Misery loves company 🙁 (Forum Post)”