Yellowstone

By Monique Burns  Heading to Montana,  I set aside one day to visit Yellowstone National Park.  Then I realize just how vast the park is.  At  2.2 million acres, Yellowstone is the second-largest national park in the Lower 48 after California’s Death Valley.   Covering 3,472 square miles, it’s larger than

By Julie Snyder I dashed out the main entry of the imposing Lake Yellowstone Hotel, focused on readying my iPhone camera to capture the imminent sunrise—and nearly sideswiped a bison. Not 10 feet from where I’d skidded to a stop, 2,000 pounds of furry brawn on the hoof and his

America’s natural wonders were chosen to be national parks to preserve their indigenous state. Yet, if you venture to places like Yellowstone in the summer, “forever wild” seems more like “forever congested.” Come winter, these same parks are virtually uninhabited, almost returning to their original state. Who wouldn’t relish the

A bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. We’re blessed with 57 National Parks in America. Some, like Yellowstone, attract more than 3 million visitors annually. Others like Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are far less crowded, leaving the canyons of the Badlands to the wildlife