Month: August 2013

Yellowstone Fire Update

Alum Fire: The Alum Fire burned less actively Monday compared to the weekend. Absent was the towering afternoon smoke column which developed both Saturday and Sunday. It grew by about 500 acres and the fire perimeter is now estimated to cover 4,500 acres. Due to concerns for public safety arising from increased activity on the […]

Fire Update – Yellowstone National Park

Summary: Five lightning caused fires continue to burn in the backcountry of Yellowstone Park. Both the Druid and Alder Fires have grown under the recent warm dry weather and are visible from several vantage points in the park. Fire managers are monitoring all of the fires to address public and firefighter safety, and for the […]

Yellowstone Bear Encounter – Two Hikers Injured

Two people were treated for injuries after a backcountry bear encounter Thursday morning in Yellowstone National Park. A group of four people was a few miles down the Cygnet Lakes Trail southwest of Canyon Village when they saw an approaching grizzly bear cub-of-the-year about 11:30 Thursday morning. A sow grizzly then appeared at very close […]

Fire Update – Snake Fire

The Snake Fire was discovered shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, August 5, burning along the boundary between the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park, approximately three miles east of Yellowstone’s South Entrance. The area received numerous lightning strikes last Wednesday, and is the likely cause of the fire. Hot, dry conditions prompted […]

Steamboat Geyser Erupts

Steamboat Geyser erupted for the first time in 8 years on July 31st 2013.  Steamboat geyser is the worlds tallest active geyser and it’s eruptions can reach heights of 300 feet. It’s intervals have been as long as 50 years and in 1964 it erupted a record 29 times. NBC News has video of the […]

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