On a misty spring morning in the Tetons, one of 399’s one year old cubs was lured back to some shrub brush by this little bluebird. The cub followed it around as it flitted from stem to stem before they both headed back into the willows. Daryl Hunter, I thought of your wonderful bluebird picture with the grizzly as I saw this happen. Cub with Bluebird by Heidi Pinkerton – Root River Photography, on Flickr
Took this one while backpacking glacier last weekend. Its at the top of Gunsight pass. The griz was feeding in the talus and when we came around the corner moved up the snow field and laid down to watch us. after we left it must have come down because we were eating lunch at the shelter not far away, and it ran past at about 30 feet, scarred a few other backpackers.
Yellowstone National Park is home to some 10,000 thermal features, over 500 hundred of which are geysers. In fact, Yellowstone contains the majority of the worlds geysers. Old Faithful is the most popular attraction in Yellowstone National Park, and everyone who visits for the first time should watch this most famous of geysers erupt. Although neither the highest or most regular geyser in the Park, it is spectacular. Learn more about Yellowstone's Geysers hereHistory: The human history of the Yellowstone region goes back more than 11,000 years. From about 11,000 years ago to the very recent past, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands continued until a little over 200 years ago when the first people of European descent found their way into the park. In 1872 a country that had not yet seen its first centennial established Yellowstone as the first national park in the world. A new concept was born and with it a new way for people to preserve and protect the best of what they had for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. More HistoryGeology: At the heart of Yellowstone’s past, present, and future lies volcanism. Catastrophic volcanic eruptions occurred here
About 2 million years ago,
then 1.2 million years ago,
and then again 600,000 years ago.
The latest eruption spewed out nearly 240 cubic miles of debris.
In recent years, much public attention has focused on the fact that Yellowstone sits astride one of the world's largest active volcanic systems. Questions routinely arise in regards to the likelihood of a volcanic eruption in Yellowstone and the impact of such an eruption.More Geology