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Outside Yellowstone, flooded towns struggle to recover
"Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen Wednesday more than a week after floodwaters devastated parts of it along with surrounding areas Park officials say the south loop will open with limited visitors but the north loop is expected to remain closed through the summer if not longer along with one of the major entrances to the park through Montana Yellowstone also spans parts of Wyoming and Idaho the closure will deprive visitors from seeing tower fall and Lamar valley officials say it could take years in cost more than a $1 billion to repair the flood damage from the rainfall coupled with melting snow towns surrounding the park were also devastated by the floodwaters and now the areas that rely heavily on tourism are taking a financial hit I'm Julie Walker
Yellowstone officials assess damage after historic floods
"Officials are assessing the damage at Yellowstone National Park in the surrounding areas after historic flooding yesterday A house swept away by floodwaters as Parker Manning watches That is insane Roads are washed out power knocked out and tourists had to evacuate parts of the iconic park the flooding was so bad It cut off road access to gardener Montana national weather service meteorologist Jason Stroud A combination of rainfall and snow melt across the Yellowstone park led to rivers rising across the northern half of the park and then flowing north into Montana He says 1.75 inches of rain fell officials say Yellowstone is closed for now I'm Julie Walker
In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback
"Conservationists are working to bring the critically endangered Bali Mina back from the brink of extinction with help from unlikely allies Bird breeders and sellers in Indonesia I'm Ben Thomas with the closer look Tossing their flowing white crests back and forth a pair of Bali Mina share a branch Looking around with trademark blue patches around their eyes catching the sunlight Endemic to Bali the Mina has been prized for its striking plumage and song But the birds capture for sale coupled with habitat loss led to the minor becoming critically endangered and by 2001 only about 6 were living in the wild Though there were thousands in cages around the world Now conservationists see bird breeders as key to bringing the minor back The national park began to understand that I think Tom squires with Manchester metropolitan university The bird keepers can still keep birds and follow their hobby without a cause in real problems for wild populations Readers are allowed to keep 90% of the offspring for private sale while the remaining birds are released into a protected national park in Bali And I get a yeoman Bayou who are you to a Friends of the national parks foundation You need also to give something back to the community So they can feel conservation give them benefit Experts say continued monitoring is needed to ensure success but the model could be replicated for other endangered birds I'm Ben Thomas
Sarah Palin: Alaska Oil & Gas Industry Is Struggling
"So yeah energy is my baby I was a mayor and a governor but also the chairman of oil and gas up here And that as a commissioner in that position at Alaska's peak we were supplying 18% of the U.S. domestic supply of energy And now with so many things shut down and we are struggling And it makes absolutely no sense God created this stuff for us for responsible mankind's use underfoot and that here by us oh Biden whatever his name is Biden Everybody does that I do it too We all do it Yeah So anyway they're a mess And it's pathetic because Alaska and other energy producing states here where the Fort Knox of America we've got it up here at the minerals the oil the gas the fisheries the waterways the strategic location on the globe where we are so many good things that are potential up here in Alaska And they're shutting us down They want us to be I guess a big old pristine national park or something but we won't have any of that
"national park" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"Score. We'll be back with the answers to confirm that after this. We are back with the answers to national parks trivia, have never done this category. And the ten years, 12 years of hosting, never done national parks. But here we are. Number one, ribbon falls in Yosemite is 9 times taller than what other famous falls that's Niagara Falls. Number one, the beautiful Niagara Falls. Number two, one of the hottest temperatures ever was recorded in 1913, 134° in Death Valley national park. That's where the undertaker is billed from in the world of wrestling Death Valley. Number three, according to trip savvy dot com, what state is home to the number one whitewater rafting locations in the world? It's Colorado. Those raging rapids of Colorado. Number four, at almost 2000 feet deep, Crater Lake national park in Oregon is known for having the deepest what in the U.S. deepest Lake deepest Lake. Number 5 kobuk valley national park holds the yearly record for least visited visitors with 3000. That's in Alaska, the state of Alaska. Number 6 Abraham Lincoln, and which other president have the most national sites named after them, Theodore Roosevelt. He loved getting out there and exploring, and that's what national parks are all about. Number 6 Theodore Roosevelt. Number 7, which state one of the original 13 colonies is the only state to not have a national park or monument, Delaware, the first state, Delaware. Number 8 in August 2014, authorities in California Sequoia National Park found a $36 million marijuana operation growing. It was marijuana. Number 9 dry tortugas national park in Florida is known for its world renowned concentration of turtles, turtles. Maybe some of them are teenage and mutant and maybe ninjas. Number ten in what state can you visit the most national parks within the shortest driving distance of each other that's Utah, Utah. Your bonus for two points, the world's first national park way back in the day, yellow, stone, yellow stone. Not to be confused with the fictional jelly stone. From the world of yogi bear, the answer was Yellowstone. There you have it. Summer vacation coming up, maybe this will inspire you to go see some of these national parks, but not in Delaware. We just learned that. None there to see. Fact of the day is researchers found fossils of a mega penguin that stood over 6 feet tall and weighed 250 pounds. I would like to see a mega penguin movie, maybe mega penguin versus sharknado, is in the future. Thanks for listening. Thanks for telling a friend. We'll see you next time for more trivia with buds. Cheers..
"national park" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And I got my bags back on the road. I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport oh no amateur traveler episode 799. Today amateur traveler talks about a UNESCO site that is also a U.S. national park and the first of U.S.'s parks to be protected. As we go to Yosemite National Park in California. Welcome to the amateur traveler, I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about Yosemite. I'd like to welcome back to the show Jill Robinson, travel writer from danger Jill Robinson dot com and Jill has come back to the show to talk to us about Yosemite Jill. Welcome back to the show. Thank you very much. And Jill has been on before talking about the wine country in California and New Orleans at least. Those are the two that I can come up with on top man. The only other one is San Francisco, which I talked to you about with Kimberly Lovato because we both wrote a book together a hundred things to do in San Francisco before you die. Excellent, there's going to be a lot less pressure on this particular episode in terms of dimensions of death one would hope. Oh, I might mention it once. I feel like this may be a silly question, but why should someone go to Yosemite? Well, I think someone should go to Yosemite because well, first of all, it's one of the most iconic national parks in the U.S. for very good reason. It's got about 1200 square miles, and that's packed with huge granite walls, plenty of thundering waterfalls, domes and peaks, carved by ancient glaciers and volcanos. It's got kind of extreme elevation from about 1800 feet at its lowest point and going to more than 13,000 feet at its highest. It's got more than 400 species of wildlife from as small as insects and little rodents like marmots to black bears and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. That's my short answer, but I also think that it's really important because the framework of for the park was established really early in 1864. And so it was really the first time in history that the Yosemite grant act that land was designated for public use and preservation, which really sparked the idea of the national parks, even though you have somebody who was not the first national park to be designated. Right, the first of the national parks to be preserved but not the first to be a national park if I've got that correct. You do, yeah. Excellent..
FAA to review as parachute stunt triggers Capitol evacuation
"The the the the Federal Federal Federal Federal Aviation Aviation Aviation Aviation Administration Administration Administration Administration is is is is reviewing reviewing reviewing reviewing a a a a communications communications communications communications breakdown breakdown breakdown breakdown that that that that led led led led police police police police to to to to think think think think an an an an aircraft aircraft aircraft aircraft carrying carrying carrying carrying military military military military parachutists parachutists parachutists parachutists for for for for a a a a baseball baseball baseball baseball stadium stadium stadium stadium stun stun stun stun with with with with a a a a probable probable probable probable threat threat threat threat I'm I'm I'm I'm Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas with with with with the the the the latest latest latest latest the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. capitol capitol capitol capitol police police police police alert alert alert alert about about about about the the the the plane plane plane plane triggered triggered triggered triggered blaring blaring blaring blaring sirens sirens sirens sirens and and and and sent sent sent sent congressional congressional congressional congressional staffers staffers staffers staffers fleeing fleeing fleeing fleeing the the the the capital capital capital capital complex complex complex complex Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday evening evening evening evening but but but but the the the the plane plane plane plane was was was was carrying carrying carrying carrying the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. army army army army golden golden golden golden knights knights knights knights jump jump jump jump team team team team who who who who later later later later parachuted parachuted parachuted parachuted into into into into nationals nationals nationals nationals park park park park is is is is part part part part of of of of military military military military appreciation appreciation appreciation appreciation night night night night during during during during Washington's Washington's Washington's Washington's game game game game against against against against the the the the Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona Diamondbacks Diamondbacks Diamondbacks Diamondbacks a a a a law law law law enforcement enforcement enforcement enforcement official official official official says says says says the the the the FAA FAA FAA FAA failed failed failed failed to to to to provide provide provide provide the the the the required required required required notification notification notification notification to to to to capitol capitol capitol capitol police police police police the the the the plane plane plane plane would would would would be be be be circling circling circling circling overhead overhead overhead overhead house house house house speaker speaker speaker speaker Nancy Nancy Nancy Nancy Pelosi Pelosi Pelosi Pelosi called called called called that that that that outrageous outrageous outrageous outrageous and and and and inexcusable inexcusable inexcusable inexcusable Ben Ben Ben Ben Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas Washington Washington Washington Washington
Who Is Investigative Reporter Natalie Winters?
"And Natalie winters. Welcome to one on one. Thank you so much for having me back. You are absolutely welcome as one of the few people writing the truth about communist China about farmer about Fauci, the Dory is always open to you and your colleagues at the national park. For those who aren't familiar with your work, I want everybody to follow an athlete right now on Twitter at Natalie G winters. It's also the national pulse dot com. Read her writings, Raheem kassam and colleagues, but for everybody who is new to one on one for our audience of millions of lessons in the views across the country. We like to start with a little bit of an introduction to. So tell us about your long, long career, Natalie. What you're doing right now and how you ended up as an investigative reporter for the national pulse. While growing up, as I'm sure many people listening feel the same way, I was really disheartened with the state of journalism in America. It seemed that there was never any facts being told by people. It was always just narratives and agendas being pushed by these huge corporate media outlets. So I kind of looked around and saw that there really was an open market, not just a market of ideas, but just an untapped avenue for true solid and fact based investigative reporting. So that was kind of what I started doing. I've been doing it for a little over a year now. But as I started to kind of try to untangle and really unweave some of these very, very murky conflicts of interest that we see, not just in our nation's capital, but really throughout the beltway throughout the country and I think amidst this pandemic we're learning throughout the globe. There are some kind of repeat offenders when it comes to the people who are responsible for I think the assault that we've seen on a lot of our freedoms and civil liberties that we've come to expect as Americans. And I think that the Chinese Communist Party, which is what I focus most of my investigative reporting on is responsible for a lot of this, I would say crackdown and just kind of lack of care for I think the principles and fundamentals that made America America
Wyoming tries again to remove Yellowstone grizzly protection
"The the state state of of Wyoming Wyoming is is asking asking the the federal federal government government to to remove remove grizzly grizzly bears bears in in around around Yellowstone Yellowstone National National Park Park from from protection protection under under the the Endangered Endangered Species Species Act Act Wyoming Wyoming governor governor mark mark Gordon Gordon says says the the declaration declaration dates dates back back to to nineteen nineteen seventy seventy five five and and Grizzlies Grizzlies at at Yellowstone Yellowstone now now can can no no longer longer be be considered considered in in danger danger articulation articulation is is over over target target in in terms terms of of viable viable populations populations nearly nearly nearly nearly three three times times if if the the request request is is approved approved the the bears bears could could be be hunted hunted one one of of the the problems problems with with bears bears come come into into contact contact with with humans humans sometimes sometimes it's it's not not particularly particularly good good for for humans humans often often it's it's not not particularly particularly good good for for Bairstow Bairstow Yellowstone Yellowstone region region spans spans Wyoming Wyoming Idaho Idaho and and Montana Montana and and raise raise a a Carty Carty with with the the center center for for biological biological diversity diversity says says the the bears bears may may not not be be endangered endangered now now but but there there is is no no scientific scientific reason reason to to hunt hunt grizzly grizzly bears bears now now they're they're predators predators they they manage manage their their own own populations populations recorded recorded calls calls Wyoming's Wyoming's petition petition outrageous outrageous I'm I'm at at Donahue Donahue
Coroner says Gabby Petito died by strangulation
"The Wyoming coroner has released limited details on Gabby potatoes cause of death death by strangulation and our office homicide Dr Brent blue in Jackson Wyoming is the coroner for Teton county or water was outside in the wilderness for three to four weeks van life blogger get beat the Tito had been on a cross country trip with her boyfriend Brian laundry she was reported missing by her parents on September eleventh her body was found September nineteenth near an undeveloped camping area along the border of Grand Teton National Park investigators are searching for laundry in Florida and he's been charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card during the period in which batida went missing Lou said little about potatoes physical condition including how she was strangled who committed the homicide is up to walk along for support I'm
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, lava fountains form in park
"The new eruption at Hawaii's kill away a volcano on the Big Island is drawing tourists killer where is one of the most active volcanoes on earth we like it when it's here in the park and it's somewhat of a safer option Jessica Perrin keen with the Hawaii volcanoes national park tells K. I. T. V. the area that is erupting is not close to where people can hike or drive that's not to assume that it's not hazardous overlooking is can be hazardous one of the biggest hazards right now with this volcano is that plume of gas coming out of it trails down wind from the eruption have been closed for years the eruption happened at a great time for David but not skits from Chicago its total luck because you know we're fascinated by volcanoes and you know the ball kind of creation and to actually be able to be here when it's going off is also I'm very keen says the volcanic gas could be a hazard for nearby communities on the Big Island depending on the direction of the wind I'm a Donahue
Fungus found in Yellowstone is key ingredient in new meat substitute
"Two thousand nine. A team of researchers discovered a previously unknown microbe in the hot springs of yellowstone national park now. The fungus is the star ingredient in a new line of food products. He was very very high in protein. And it's actually a very exciting protein because it's a complete protein. There's really not that many sources of complete putting out there. That's thomas jonas. Ceo of nature's find the chicago based startup developed a process to ferment. the fungus and create. What's now called five protein. They're using it to make a variety of foods so we've been able to make things that range from chicken nuggets hamburgers breakfast sausages to yogurts and cheese earlier this year. The company offered a limited line of cream cheese and breakfast sausage on its website. Jonas says the products will soon be sold at stores. He foresees growing demand for protein. Filled foods produce more sustainably than meat and dairy that whole supply chain is completely inefficient and using a tremendous amount of resources of land of water energy. So jonas says fi could provide a more climate-friendly alternative.
Friends, family flock to Long Island to mourn Gabby Petito
"A public viewing was held for Gabby potato Sunday the missing woman whose body was found following a road trip with her boyfriend meanwhile a manhunt is underway for him in Florida hundreds turned out to pay their respects at a funeral home on Long Island where Petitot grew up her great aunt Liz was heartbroken I almost don't even have words it's just so heartbreaking what happened to her and and we love her and we know that she's at peace right now the cause of death is pending but the FBI says it's a homicide her body was found in a Wyoming National Park police say boyfriend Brian laundry is a person of interest an arrest warrant was issued for him for unauthorized use of a bank card but they would not say if it belonged to potato reports have emerged of the two fighting on their cross country road trip it's going on all right the Jewish Dobson separated the incident caught on Moab Utah police body cam I'm Julie Walker
Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud
"A grand jury in Wyoming's handed up a criminal indictment against the boyfriend of Gabby potato as investigators work to learn what caused the death of twenty two year old Gabby potato a grand jury in Wyoming's indicted her boyfriend for unauthorized use of a debit card during the time potato went missing her body was found last Sunday at a Wyoming National Park the indictment is led to an arrest warrant for Brian laundry who's been reported missing by his family after he returned home in early September from a cross country trip without his girlfriend with him laundry was named a person of interest in potatoes disappearance the search for him continues I'm Jackie Quinn
Joy Reid Shadows Gabby Petito's Death With 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'
"I want you to listen to this from joy Reid on MSNBC Monday I meant to get to it but I'm going to get to it now Gabby petito was murdered And they're looking for her murder right now Her ex-boyfriend she happens to be white And so joy Reid notices that above all else A white girl A white girl This bastard joy read should ever ask fired Because she's a hate monger And she's always been a hate monger on social media with gays and others And she's hired by MSNBC part of NBC owned by Comcast Listen to this cut tango If you've been watching the news for the past few days or on Twitter or TikTok you're probably familiar with the name Gabby potato The 22 year old aspiring social media influencer who was reported missing after her fiance returned from their van life excursion without her On Sunday human remains believed to be potatoes were found in a national park in Wyoming An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to confirm the identity Now goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain And the potato family certainly deserves answers and justice But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering why not the same media attention when people of color go missing Well the answer actually has a name Missing white woman syndrome Missing white woman syndrome You see You all must be familiar with missing white women's syndrome because you're all afflicted with it
New wildfire prompts evacuations in Northern California
"Crews are working to protect giant sequoia trees from wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada governor Gavin Newsom says one big wildfires in the K. and P. complex zero percent percent contained thirty three thousand acres just this complex over the years the area around the big trees had controlled fires to burn away vegetation Christy Brigham with sequoia and kings national parks says the bases are also wrapped in fire resistant material these are all fired up well this is very what if there's air in here so far only one big tree has been damaged giant forest has two thousand sequoias and includes the general Sherman the largest tree in the world by volume I'm a Donahue
FBI: Coroner identifies remains as Gabby Petito
"Authorities have now confirmed that a body found in Wyoming is that of twenty two year old Gabby potato we now know that Gabby potato a budding travel vlogger did not survive a cross country trip with her boyfriend according to the FBI the Teton county coroner in Wyoming has confirmed it was her remains found just outside Grand Teton National Park on Sunday the manner of death is termed a homicide but the cause of death has not disclosed pending further analysis the FBI is asking the public for clues about the whereabouts of potatoes boyfriend Brian laundry who returned alone to his parents home in north port Florida September first authorities are again searching a swampy preserve near the home after taking away boxes of potential evidence Monday and a family vehicle in August police in Utah had responded to the couple having a fight and have them separate for that day hi Jackie Quinn
FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito's boyfriend
"The FBI executed a search warrant in total weight a Mustang at the family home of Brian Landry wanted for questioning after a body was found the thought to be that of his girlfriend van life blogger Gabby potato out side the family home of Brian Landry a person of interest in the disappearance of Gabby potato a crowd of reporters huddled under umbrellas on a neighbor's lawn exactly I agents came in and out of his parents home with boxes of evidence at least a dozen agents and police officers converged on the home a day after authorities discovered a body believed to be hers on the edge of Grand Teton National Park Landry's whereabouts are still unknown in an interview broadcast Monday on the Dr Phil show Gabby's father Joseph potato said Landry and his daughter had dated for two and a half years and there were no problems during a previous road trip to California Patino said Landry's family was complicit by protecting him he says he wants later to be held accountable for whatever part he played in Gabby's disappearance I'm Jennifer king
FBI Believes Remains of Gabby Petito Have Been Found
"Say a body discovered. Sunday in wyoming is believed to be gabrielle. Gabby petito who disappeared while on a cross country track with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a florida. Nature preserve the f. b. said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death has not yet been determined said f. b. i. supervisory special agent charles jones full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm one hundred percent that we found gabby but her family has been notified. Jones said this is an incredibly difficult time for potatoes. Family and friends an attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for potatoes family asked in a statement that the family be given room to grieve attorney richard benson stafford indicated that the family would make a public statement at a later date and he thanked officials with the fbi. Grand tetons search and rescue and other agencies that participated in the search for petito. The family and i will be forever. Grateful stafford said in a statement. An undeveloped camping area on the east side of grand tetons bordering national forest land will remain closed until further. Notice while the investigation continues. Jones said jones said investigators are still seeking information from anyone who may have seen petito or brian laundry around the campsites. The same area that was the subject of law enforcement search efforts over the weekend but tito and her boyfriend laundry left in july on a cross country track and converted van to visit national parks in the us. West police said laundry was alone when he drove the van back to his parents. Home and north port florida on september first laundry has been identified as a person of interest and the case. He was last seen tuesday by family members in
Search for Gabby Petito Boyfriend Continues After Body Found
"A body found in Wyoming is believed to be the twenty two year old woman who disappeared while driving cross country with her boyfriend meanwhile the search for him continues in Florida FBI special agent Charles Jones says they believe it's Gabby potatoes body that was found Sunday in Grand Teton National Park but no cause of death has been determined human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle Gabby potato full forensic identification has not been completed to compare confirm one hundred percent that we found Gabby but her family has been notified of this discovery he says an autopsy will be performed Tuesday boy from Brian laundry has been identified as a person of interest in the case police say he drove back from their cross country trip with out her and was last seen Tuesday by family members in Florida authorities are now searching the best preserved there for him I'm Julie Walker
"national park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Don. Let's go grab him. This guy back in town the pays me to bring in pels for tourists. You both had down the valley wall toward the dead wolf. I was saying that we've been noticing that without the predators the prey have been increasing in number perfect all better for hunting. No non exactly the alker multiplying too quickly. And they're eating all the greenery. We think that possibly by killing too many walls we may have altered not only the prey. What the landscape. Not for the better as you approach the wolf. You see that. It's still breathing. Rarely she's one hundred pound gray wolf muscular. You hit her in the hindquarters and it looks as if she crawled a bit before giving up. She looks up at you. You've killed dozens of these things but they've always been dead when you've reached them as her eyes glaze over. You realize something. This may be the first wolf you've seen in six months. The man tagging along with ranger was george melendez wright an assistant park naturalist at yosemite right was a son of a wealthy ship captain. His mother was from a prominent dynasty. El salvador right earned a degree in zoology and forestry from berkeley before heading to yosemite there is fluency in spanish helped him communicate with the last survivors of our each tribe including the granddaughter of chief tonight but at yosemite right notice things that troubled him poisonous sprays. Were being used to kill pests. Wolves were being hunted into extinction and bears. Were being fed like pets in nineteen twenty nine right approach the newly appointed director of the national park horse. Alright you wanted to undertake a comprehensive survey of the plants and wildlife across the national park system he would fund the program himself until he could prove its value. Alright agreed leaving an a buick. Roadster right set out to figure out. If the national park service's management was harming the very land and wildlife it had been appointed to protect. His study would be a turning point for the parks before europeans. First set foot in north america. There was an estimated two million wolves on the continent by nineteen o eight. Their numbers had dropped to two hundred thousand. Wolves were hated creatures. They prayed on ranters livestock and had attacked early western settlers. They were storybook villains head of the animal control. Division with biological survey the agency responsible for tracking wolves once referred to them as one hundred percent criminal more often killing to satisfy his lust than to satisfy unnatural reasonable hunger in montana. Radical methods were used to eradicate wolves even within yellowstone including steel traps rifles strychnine dynamite fire and a technique known as denning which involves snatching wolf pups from a den and using their cries as bait to lure their parents into the open where they'd be shot often. The puffs were killed two. According to state records between eighteen eighty three and nineteen eighteen over eighty thousand. Wolves were destroyed. Teddy roosevelt administration was partly responsible in nineteen zero five. The us forest service under the leadership of john. Muir's old nemesis gifford pinchot. Oh began initiative to eliminate predators from national forests and first on their list was the wolf. When the national park service took over yellowstone the agency made hunting wolves top priority during the three decades that us cavalry managed the park. Just twelve wolves have been killed but in the parks i ten years under the national park service control close to one hundred fifty wolves were put down. What park officials did not understand. Was the important place. The wolves held at the top of the food chain by removing these apex predators. They were fundamentally altering the entire ecosystem. Ecologists call this phenomenon. Trophic cascade at the same time yellowstone's leaders work to encourage the good species. The us army had fed. Hey to elk deer and bison during the winter months when the park service took over. It continued the practice without wolves to kill. The deer. population exploded leading to overgrazing loss of vegetation and soil ocean by nineteen twelve. The elk population was also out of control. Yellowstone began exporting them to state fish and game agencies to replenish their over. One hundred herds in nineteen thirty two right published the first report of his findings fond of the national parks of the united states. He concluded that the overpopulation of elk and deer was indeed due to the absence of predators. He urged the national park service to stop killing wolves and cougars to stop feeding bears for entertainment and let nature take. Its course right was killed in a car accident. In nineteen thirty six at the age of thirty one but a handful of scientists who had worked with right took his message to park leaders. Nineteen thirty nine. Yellowstone officials issued a memo ordering that animals within the park. Shouldn't be fed. They should be left to fend for themselves. And in one thousand nine forty the park service finally put an end to all air feeding shows unfortunately winging bears off human food turn out to be more dangerous than introducing them to it when the bear feeding area yellowstone's old faithful geyser closed in nineteen forty bears throughout the park became more aggressive. Rangers were forced to shoot the animals to keep them in check and in one thousand nine. Forty one grizzly killed a woman in the park. Meanwhile the adult population continued to skyrocket nineteen fifty-five yellowstone rangers shot thousands of how to protect plant life but the damage to vegetation continued nine hundred and sixty one. Rangers held the largest. Kill ever four thousand. Three hundred nine elk were shot in a couple of weeks. It was terrible said one ranger you heard them into a pile and you shot into the pile until they were all dead. When a television crew happened to catch some of the l. kill operation. There was a public outcry. And senatorial hearings were convened in the aftermath. The park service eventually adopted a policy of natural regulation of elk. Instead of artificially controlling the animal population. Elk numbers would be controlled by winter food availability periodic severe winter weather and native predators. Public opinion was beginning to.
"national park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Him. I'll do everything in my power to help you in the meantime but till he's back to health you acting director five months after the national park service came into being stephen mathur hosted a five day conference to celebrate the conservation movement. Mathur though became more more scarce as the event went on on the third day he stopped participating altogether from an early age. Mathur had suffered from severe bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts in nineteen or three. He spent four months in a sanitarium in wisconsin as treatment. His doctor encouraged him to spend more time in the outdoors. Traveling to national parks. Mathur found the wilderness calmed his nerves and he managed to avoid more serious episodes for a time but matthew continued to struggle with alternating periods of mania and depression throughout his life during the nineteen seventeen conference he breakdown that alarmed his friends albright contacted. Mathur's wife jane who asked bright to bring her husband to a doctrine pennsylvania fearing that mathur's career would be ruined if the news got out jane mathur albright in secretary lane work together to hide. Mathur's condition alright served as the agency's acting director while his friend and mentor recuperated for eighteen months. But one day in one thousand nine hundred eighteen albright received a telegram. Porous get out the flags dust off my desk on coming back. Mathur's return would lead to some of the greatest strides of his career. It would shrink the period of growth for the national park service. It would mean a giant leap toward growing the ranks of rangers who protected the parks. Mathur's.
"national park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Unknown to many of his colleagues. He was about to experience a serious setback. Magic january seventeenth nineteen seventeen in washington. Dc you're about thirty yards from the office of the secretary of interior franklin lane. You try to muffle your footsteps as you rush quietly down the long echoing hallway now just twenty yards and you'll be there. You're carrying a stack of papers trying to attract as little attention as possible. Hoping no one will be suspicious. Ten yards nine eight. Good morning horace. Tam you're so close but robert sterling yard head of the national parks. Education committee has just popped around the corner morning robert. I'd love to talk. But i have a meeting with secretary lane. Oh this won't take a second. I need you to send this matha my way when you have a chance. We'll be releasing a new series of billboards and he wanted to review the art all. I'm sure he'll be fine with whatever you've chosen. He trusts you. You and i both know when it comes to promotions are charming director. Wants to approve everything down to the type of ink used. He appears around. You is in the office. I haven't seen him since the conference. He's actually up in pennsylvania with his family at the moment. He said i could oversee things for a few weeks till he gets back really. Well all right. I'll stop buying a few hours. We can go through the ad campaign. Yeah yeah thanks. That sounds great. I'll see you then. That was a close one as robert walks away. You slink into lanes office. The secretary of the interior sits at his desk writing. He looks up when you enter. Horace was he. Did you get into the hospital. He's not good. The doctor said he'll need some time how much he couldn't say but his wife says he had a similar episode no three wrestling yosemite was the only thing that got him through the darkness. That time you let anyone know about this right. No never good. We don't know how long this is going to last. So i say we wait and see. We can't do this without him. Sir i can keep the train on the tracks. But he's the only person who knows. The destination has agreed lane. Pause for a moment it looks out his window. You've worked with the secretary for three years now and you've never seen him look so distraught. We can't allow to get out that. Mr matthews checked into a sanitarium. They'll try to remove him as director. How can you do as you say. Keep the train on the tracks. I can certainly try. You used to say you plan to leave. The national park service was created. That's still your plan. That's just not in the cards. Not until the future of the service can be lined up. How.
"national park" Discussed on American History Tellers
"You can do what i did and download thumb tack. It's the app the fines local pros for all your home projects. Hire a plumber to fix your leaky faucet or a handyman. To hang your curtains you can even higher up road organiz your messy closet. Yep there are people in your city who specialize in that. I actually just downloaded the thumb tack. And i could feel my apartment breathe. Sigh of relief. Hellofresh paint in an ac unit that actually works on the thumb tack app. You can compare prices read reviews and chat with directly when you found the right person. You can book them with just a tap. All of those annoying projects will just disappear. Maybe it is a little magic download them tack and start your next project today from wondering islands graham and this is american history. Tellers our history your store. The nineteen o. Six san francisco earthquake was one of the worst natural disasters in history. With an estimated magnitude of seven point eight it was felt from los angeles to oregon and as far inland as nevada. Three thousand people died the disaster destroyed. Twenty eight thousand buildings leaving more than half. The city's residents two hundred twenty five thousand people homeless while the earthquake itself was hugely destructive. The majority of damage was actually caused by fires sparked by leaking gas. They spread quickly with a high winds. Coming off the san francisco bay at the same time. The quake destroyed much of the city's water services leaving firefighters with virtually no water pressure to fight the blazes. It would take them at least three days to contain the flames. Meantime fire crews were forced to draft water from sewers and blow up buildings in order to prevent the conflagration from spreading over the next several years. City officials argue that. If san francisco had had a reservoir on hand when the earthquake hit its water. supply wouldn't have failed. It would have been better prepared to fight the fires and the city might have been saved as it happened. Some officials had been pushing for just such a project for years and they knew the perfect place for it yosemite national park in this episode will learn how preservationists ran up against the political machine of san francisco and how a battle between two friends with different environmental philosophies led to the destruction from a sacred piece of yosemite national park long before the nineteen o six earthquake. San francisco had a problem with water during the goldrush city faced a severe shortage the small streams that had once supplied local tribes such as the aloni couldn't meet the needs of the booming population as a result. Warner costs fluctuated daily. Thirsty forty niners resorted to purchasing water at sky high prices from enterprising vendors who halted by mule from local streams. Twice a day. Tugboat captains made top dollar transporting water across the bay from sausalito and selling it to locals. The shortage was a golden imitation to financiers and land barons eager to make a buck soon. Big water companies were san francisco's leading power players. They set the rules an answer to no one. The most powerful of these companies was the spring valley water company throughout the eighteen fifty and eighteen sixties. The spring valley water company bought up. Its competition finally in eighteen. Sixty two it secured a monopoly of the lake. Mur- said water supply with no one to compete with and no incentive to improve or even maintain. Its equipment the company behaved with impunity in eighteen. Ninety seven san francisco elected mayor. James phelan he argued that the spring valley water company was strangling the city's residents with it's outrageous prices. He declared that the city needed to find a new independent source of water. Three years later in one thousand nine hundred. San francisco's charter was amended to require the city to secure. Its own supply of water. Finally breaking the monopoly of the spring valley. water company. Phelan ordered the public utilities commission to begin considering options for alternate sources. The commission eventually return with his findings. The best local source was the to allah me river. It was fed by sierra. Snow melt and therefore exceptionally pure but the growing city would need a lot of water. The best way to collect on a large scale would be too damn valley called hetch. Hetchy there was just one problem. The hetch hetchy valley was part of yosemite national park. Henchi was one of john. Muir's favorite spots in yosemite bonder cups wallflowers monkey flower and lupin grew all along the valley floor watered by pristine snow melt deer and bighorn. Sheep graze between douglas firs california black oaks and ponderosa pines while black bears fish for rainbow trout. The valley was even home to over seventeen different species of bat for thousands of years. It was also home to the me walk and you. Tribes muir had camped in huyton hatching many times but to him. The place also held a spiritual significance from. You're the hetch. Hetchy valley was a church. He was outraged by feelings proposal to it. He felt the move. Set a dangerous precedent if you could flood hetch hetchy a jewel of biodiversity inside a protected national park what was next others shared his views five years earlier in eighteen ninety two had co founded the sierra club and environmental association whose purpose was to protect the.
"national park" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"There may no longer have glaciers in in that park just within a few decades at josh retreat national park in california we're seeing hotter drier conditions killing off those feces in it kind of begs the question. What this mean for some parks legacy and we. We actually joke about this a little bit about whether we need to call the josh retreat national park. The park formerly known as josh. Trie go. I'm just i'm just kind of react from very bittersweet mostly bitter sweet perspective. Indeed i mean in in you know from from a natural resource perspective. One of the things that the park service has long recognizes that ecosystems are dynamic. And you change and that there is a certain amount of adaptive capacity and in fact parks are actually starting to work with communities outside of their borders to help increase habitat connectivity. So that species that are able to move to track Changing conditions are able to do so. But i do think. The challenge is is particularly great for some parks that that have You know historic buildings or you're grounded on on cultural resources that that don't have that. Necessarily that inherit adaptive capacity and and there and you know unfortunately. I do think that the decisions that are going to make are going to be a little bit more binary now. Let's fight as hard as we can to prevent the loss of these features But you know at some point. Yeah we may have to accept some loss and nets it certainly a big challenge so idea point. Well taken on the the parks that that contain A culturally important culturally historic locations. That perhaps Can be more actively preserved but about the greater number of acres millions of acres. That are that are natural lands. I gotta ask you patty. I mean it again. Maybe i'm just falling prey to the romanticize ation that does happen with our parks. Because as i said. I just i don't know i feel like a different person whenever i visit them. But what what. It seems like this new guidance is suggesting. Is that as you're saying. It's not even suggesting it's providing a framework for how the national park service can make decisions to prioritize. Even if i can just put bluntly on things to save and things.
"national park" Discussed on Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living
"Don't be afraid to reach out to the hotels and get on a waiting list or just keep watching the booking sites like our dot com and things like that to see if anything opens up and Same with campgrounds. The campground reservations especially anything in the park. Specifically is gonna book pretty far in advance. So what we really encourage with people as if they are booking a little bit more or less minute anywhere between zero to six months window take a look at the surrounding communities because a lot of times these places have really neat hotels or not necessarily the historic national park hotels that you might be keen to stay by you know. They're still fairly convenient. They have good food options outside those parks and it might require a little bit more driving to and from the sites in the national parks that they still have lots of nice amenities in There is a nice place to lay your head down at night and oftentimes a lot more camping options. Rv parks and things like that outside these parks. Well that's great yeah. I'm just to give you an idea of how of how much of a late planner are. We still don't have plans for fourth of july and we are recording this episode like two weeks before but yeah like yosemite area of course is always populated. We've been there so that's one of the reasons not inrush But yet even airbnb is a book even almost all around and of course as you can the more you can give yourself time to plan. Don't and not like me. You who saved monitoring the longer and as well as the. Let's talk about again. Planning jupiter national park. I know you have yellowstone example. Some parts of course is bigger than others. How much time do we need to give yourself to kind of get. A good idea of the park weather may be your k- with if you leave not too far from the park ride like our with yosemite we've been there multiple times so we can come back and forth but what if you you know you are actually traveling specific to another state pretty far away to a national park. How much of a time we need to yourself to really explore it. Yeah that's a great question I would say if. I am recommending. Anyone come visit national parks out in the west. At least imagine this goes for any national park anywhere you need at least four.
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Little kids always love counting books but it has beautiful illustrations. It's kind of talking about the different creatures and animals that are part of these tall trees and why they're so important so that's great for younger kids and then if you have a little bit older kids elementary aged the book we refer to the most is called the magic and mystery of trees and it's by gen green. This is also a picture book. It's more kind of in the form of like a decay resource. Or national geographic. It's more kind of encyclopedia type. So you're having a bunch of information in you're learning new vocabulary and you're learning the parts of the trees and different types of trees and How tree grows and just everything wanna know about trees. This book has it and so it makes it a wonderful resource and linked to both of those in the show notes. Also we have a youtube channel where we go through and show the video of our trips and so we have one on redwood national park and you can see these different stops in video of these different hikes and stuff along the way. So if you're more visual or you just want to see what some of this looks like. He can check that out there on youtube. You can also find us on instagram and facebook at rv and thanks so much for joining us. We're going to try to keep doing this weekly so join us next week as we kick off another one of the pacific northwest parks that we went to thanks so much for listening..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Are a few campsites. Believe there's about four campsites between redwood and the state parks but they all have limitations of the rv length being between about twenty four to twenty eight feet. so we're talking about really small. Rv's can co into these sites. And i bet a lot of a mark somewhat difficult to access because there unless you're straight on that highway one. A one. a lot of stuff is going to be difficult to drive. So that wasn't really an option for us and probably for a lot of people out there the. Us forest in the area has a few more options that accommodate bigger vs. They actually have more in terms of the length of like thirty to forty foot sites so we may be could squeeze into one of those but the thing to know is that you don't have any hookups or you say don't have electric. You don't have you don't have water. Which might be fine for boondock in a few days. Were always traveling with our dog. And so and you can't have the dogs premature parks. I'll talk a little bit more about that at the end but we always want to make sure that when she's stain in the rig for the day we run in the morning and then she's usually exhausted and we have her stay in the rv. We make sure it's either warm enough or cool enough depending on where we're at. We have surveillance cameras so we can watch her throughout the day and then we leave you know some music or some other noise on for her so she's not kind of interrupted by the noises of the rv park and she does and fine with that setup but we know that going to the national parks means. You're not bringing your dogs along. We try to make sure that we're staying in a place where we have hookups and we can make it comfortable for her to hang out there for a few hours. While we go explore the park's where we ended up staying was the crescent city. Koa and i like this koa. We have a youtube review on this. So if you wanna check out our youtube channel we go through and have a review on the whole campground. It is very small for a koa and they kind of border along the redwoods park. I think they actually may be lease. The land are have a little bit of an agreement with the land. So you have these giant redwoods. You're pretty much in redwoods which is really cool but it also means that this is not one of your big super. Koa's with big roomy spaces to turn around your rig and park into spots. I think there were maybe only three or four spots that even could fit an rv of our size and that was one of the deluxe sites. And that's what we were in. We ended up being in. It was a little difficult to navigate. Investors spot and a little difficult to navigate out. We were afraid we might hit a tree at one point but we didn't so it ended up being just fine that people were very nice and we. We enjoyed it a lot so great. Koa we had planned to stay on the south side. Like i mentioned in a town called trend dad and we were going to stay at the azalea glenn. Rv park but we had to head back early so we ended up not getting to have some time on the south side. I think my overall recommendations. I have a few recommendations and one of them is that i think ideally if you had five nights four. Five nights for the redwood national park and state parks..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Seneca motorhome throughout us and canada when borders are open. And we've been to thirty four of the national parks so we tend to bring you content about the national parks. But we have to talk about other. Rv related things today. We are discussing redwood national parks and state parks because there's a combination to those. Why would we visit redwood national park. Well these are the tallest trees on earth. So last week in the podcast. We talked about the biggest trees on earth in terms of the weight. The coastal redwoods are the tallest trees on earth. These trees were actually almost destroyed in eighteen. Fifty logging really started in the area and at that point in time there was two million acres of old growth redwoods that they had an existence and today only five percent of that remains because of the logging industry The redwood parks protect thirty five percent of what remains of that five percent and then much of the rest of that is held in public lands. And there's about one percent of it that is held privately and that doesn't mean that they're being destroyed and logged in that one percent of private Privately held redwoods. but mostly. You're kind of seeing more tourist attraction attraction type stuff so things that you would see at a private attraction but not necessarily at a national park. And we'll talk about some of those things at the end of the podcast so the tall trees is probably. What's bringing new to redwood national park but there's also a lot of other cool things to see there some old ranches that you can see. There's old minds that used to be around there. Some remnants and sites related to those minds there is world war two our stations. Which was something that surprised us going down highway one. Oh one along. The coast is how many of these places were put into place during world war two so that they could monitor everything going on with the war Pretty interesting there. And then there's some old home sites as well in redwood area there's also forty miles of coastal beaches so it's not just the trees and the redwood groves and all those areas but you also have the coastal beach and everything related to the coastal beaches tied polls and all those types of fun things and then you have those beaches surrounded by these really tall trees and impressive. Old growth redwood areas. So let's get into the logistics i..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"So you don't need to retrace your steps and you probably don't want to because you can go a little bit faster on some of the other roads that are outside of the park. So that is what i recommend for. Rv camping especially if you're dealing with an rv so that's our quick podcast on sequoia national park. I hope this is useful to you for your planning. I think some of our main tips for sequoia is that you wanna make sure that you're building in enough time to for shirking sea kings canyon and if you can make a stop up to yosemite if you haven't been up there we have a whole podcast about that. If you want to see more video about our trip or other national park trips we do have a youtube channel. We have lots of videos on the national parks different things. Rv so it's not just our podcast. The youtube channel has a lot of stuff. If you want to see some video thank you so much for listening. We can be found on instagram and facebook at rv homeschool. And i thank you so much for the reviews and the kind comments. I wasn't even sure if i was going to come back and do podcasting. And then i had a bunch of people reach out and they were so nice with their words in the reviews that they've left that i decided to go ahead and bring back the podcast and hopefully provide you with more information on a regular basis. You probably notice. We don't have any ads or -ffiliated or anything like that so you don't have to waste time listening to advertisements but that also means that the only payment you could say i get for the podcast is your kind words so thank you so much for those and we will be back in probably a week or two with the next national park. Thanks so much for listening..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"The winter and even into spring until the roads are fully opened really by summer..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"Sequoia national park is located in the sierra about as in california. It's one of the nine californian parks there's no roads that go from the east to the west through the park so there's highway ninety five which runs along the sierra nevada's on the east side and then there's a couple different highways that will run along the west side. But you're only threw away from the east. West is either going up further up to the north like through yosemite national park. And that's only during the time of year. That tailgate road is actually open. If you aren't catching it during the summer months when tioga roads open you have to go all the way up to eighty through reno and then cut across and come down or through the south side of sequoia national forest you would have bakersfield and some of the highways there as your elevation gets back down to you. Know closer to sea level. So you can come across that way as well but there's no actual east west highways that go through the park itself. The other thing to know about it is that it's very close to kings canyon. They actually share Territory kind of a borderline between one park to the other parks. So kings canyon is to the north of sequoia and then squeeze on the south part. And they're right next door to each other so absolutely plan enough time that you can visit both of them while you're right there because it's so convenient it's also pretty convenient to pop in a couple days or a little bit a time of yosemite. There's a bit of a drive yet. Like a three to four hour drive between sequoia area in up to yosemite. But if you have enough time To go out to one of them it's probably worth doing another trip in and hitting up the other one as well and that's actually the way that we toward it we went to yosemite first and then we came down and visited. Sequoia kings canyon. The other thing to know about it is that The park is large but really the driving distances that you need to take to get throughout the park and around. The park are really significant. And you don't want to underestimate that. We of made the mistake of planning to spend so much time in sequoia and then we were originally planning to spend the whole next day and kings canyon and then the kids really wanted to go to disney land For halloween so we ended up cutting our trip short and we just tried to hit up sequoia and kings canyon on the same day but we really underestimated just how far that highway is. That takes you between sequoia national park up into kings canyon and so we really only caught kings canyon at the end of the day and we didn't really get to spend a full day there so be sure that you're planning enough time..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"You're listening to the home school. Podcast where we make travel educational amphion. Let's walk among the giants as we head to sequoia national park. Thank you for joining us on. The rv homeschool podcast. My name is amber steven. And i'm your host. We are a family of four that travels in our jaco seneca motorhome with our two elementary age daughters. We travel the us and canada when borders are opened and we love bringing you content about the national parks and other fun rv travel ideas so we took a one year hiatus but we are back and trying to bring you some regular content from all of the national parks that we've been to lately so thank you so much for joining us if you're new to the podcast. We like to talk about the logistics specifically about driving with your rv to the locations and things that you need to know and consider then we'll go into some of our trip highlights things that we liked hikes places to visit stuff like that and then we usually end with some camping ideas in any other general tips and recommendations for you so let's get started with sequoia national park. So why do you want to visit sequoia national park. While first of all sequoia has the largest earth. And i'm talking about large in terms of volume so just the overall width of the trees. It was the second national park and it was designated to protect these massive trees that are within its space. It has the highest mountain peak in the lower forty eight. And that would be mount whitney which stands at fourteen thousand four hundred ninety four feet in elevation. It also is home to thirty different sequoia groves throughout the park now this is only grow in the sierra nevada range which is kind of in the central part of california it's between five thousand and seven thousand and elevations sets pretty high up there and Trust me you feel that is. You're driving your rv pretty much from sea level and working your way up into the park. These trees are the largest in volume but they are not the tallest that designation goes to the redwoods which are along the coast of california. And we'll talk about that in our podcast on redwoods national park the sequoia trees are also very old and some of them are over three thousand years old and one of the other really interesting things about the sequoias is that they. They're seeds fall down in the form of these pine cones these big green cones and in order for them to release the seeds which will actually generate new force growth..
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"You can check this out to and be great spot to see that type the hot springs you also have artists paint pots over here so if you don't do mud volcano you can do artists paint pots or vice versa. And you'll get a chance to see that type of a feature. Next is the upper loop so the upper loop. I'm GONNA think of more in terms of kind of four corners because there's really four towns that that mark the four corners of this loop and we already talked about Norris which is in the southwest corner and of course that has midway kaiser basin and artists paint pots. What's and then Kenyon village? Which I said was the village where there is a ranger station and stuff? So that's the southeast corner. Also were the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone will be at and then from there. We took that Kenyan village road and headed North Up to Tower Roosevelt. Now this road I hear is going to be closed for part of summer. Twenty twenty twenty. So just be sure you check on the website. I don't know when the closure starts on I don't know if that's been announced and how much of the summer that's going to affect things. But you won't actually be able to take this road north to go up to Tower Roosevelt You can still get to Tower Roosevelt. You're just GONNA have to kind of go the long way on the other side but when we went we were able to head North to Tower Roosevelt and then from Tower Roosevelt. This is where you could get onto the bear tooth highway and head out of town going towards the entrance. That is kind kind of Lower Montana Upper Wyoming on the east side if you were to drive out on that road. The bear tooth highway is if you're going exit park you're going to get to Lamar Valley. And Lamar Value Valley has a lot of features that are similar to hate him valley. You have those big vistas and you'll see different wildlife but it's more known for seen wolves so if it really matters to you to try to spot a wolf while you're on this trip. Then you're GONNA WANNA hit up Lamar Valley because that's probably your best bet if you are headed towards Tower Roosevelt. Some of the other things to see here are tower falls waterfalls and then the petrified tree is up here too so it's pretty easy to kind of. Stop there pullover. It's it's near the road and then it's a petrified tree so if you've never seen that your kids haven't seen that that's a super bowl nothing to stop and check out If you continue kind of on that northern part of the route then it will head to the West and go over to mammoth hot springs springs. Now mammoth hot springs is the biggest town in the park. It's where the park headquarters are at where the Rangers live. And you can tell that this is really the town for the the park. It's open so all your round so the road that goes from mammoth hot springs and over to tower. Roosevelt is actually the only road that's open through the winter in yellowstone the rest of the roads. They they don't clear you can take a snowmobile on them if you're part of one of the snowmobile tours. But you can't drive a car on him because They're covered in snow but up in mammoth hot springs. It's really cool to see. This is where the terraces are the The travertine terraces. So you can see those. They're really big. There's some different places where you can get out and hike around which is really need to see. We also saw a bunch of elk. Here I mean like in the road. You can't can't even drive because there's so many elk all over the place so I guess if you WanNa see elk is probably a good spot to go as well side note. Though this. This is not a hot springs you can bay. Then if you're from these coaster not used to hot springs out West. We have a ton of hot springs in a bunch of your mountain towns in places where you just have these natural hot springs. There's places that put in swimming pools and kind of Fuel pump some of that hot spring water are into the pool and then you can soak and sit around and do all sorts of stuff. So there's a lot of hot springs out west and that's one of the things I love about this area area but yellowstone. The mammoth hot springs are not hot springs for us to go in. There actually is one place where you are allowed to get into some hot springs natural literal hot springs and dip into it and I just learned about that recently. I didn't even know about that in the current trip. But I'll tell you about that right right now so apparently in boiling river. which is Kinda halfway between Gardner and mammoth? There's an area that you can stop and then you can go to a a hot springs kind of area so there's kind of some different pools and stuff so you need to you. Know Bring your swimsuit flip flops and all that kind of stuff And it's not not exactly like people don't know about it but if you do WanNa do a soak while you're in yellowstone that's the place where you can do it then as you continue back south heading towards Norris your pass roaring mountain in this is the place where you'll see the funerals so this is the steam. That's just kind of smoking and coming out of the side of the mountain so really cool. Cool to see That's probably one of the last highlights there on the upper loop and when we come back we're going to talk about camping at Yellowstone National Park.
"national park" Discussed on RV Homeschool Podcast
"RV homeschool podcast where we make travel educational and fun grab your hairspray and your hiking boots as we head to glacier National Park the home school podcast I'm your host Amber Steuben the RV homeschool podcast is your source for travelling the US and Canada with kids in your recreational vehicle so we cover the sites the logistics campgrounds and educational opportunities and we focus on the national parks as we are take our elementary aged girls to all of them and also the camping accommodations that work for a large motorhome everyone in the family to describe glacier next the parks in just a few words I would say that Glacier National Park is majestic Jeremy said that it was epic Greta said that it had a lot of cool animals and also reminded us that she almost died there and that's part of our ice hiking story that I'll get to but overall the National Park is called the crown of the continent and that's for a very good reason it is so absolutely beautiful and spectacular and just an odd moment when you get there in your mouth drops and you say wow I can't believe this place we heard a lot about it we heard people say that can you really you can't understand until you go there just why people love it so much so let's talk a little bit about the location of glacier national park so it is located in Montana it is in the north west part of Montana and so it's not necessarily real accessible to most people across the Nation Lotta Times people will fly to a nearby area and then drive over to glacier and stay at a hotel or maybe try to rent an RV we did do the drive all the way from Colorado but it took us a few overnights ticket up into the area where glaciers at and then of course you WanNa have enough time to spend time there at glacier so we waited until we had a good couple of weeks in order to do this trip we actually throw in a little bit of time at Canada while we were there because you're only about four hours or so from banff and that's really worth some time to spend some time there in Canada and Banff in Z.. Everything at Lake Louise and everything else but we'll do another podcast on that overall though it's a little bit hard to access the area and of course you're only able to really go see it for probably three or so months of the summer so the main road that goes through the park the going to the sun road is only open really at the end of June sometimes it's opened as late as July this year it was opened by the time we went and I think our trip up there started about July twenty sixth so it was opened in time for us it's not always opened by then sometimes it's not till July obviously people tend to go in July and August before school is back in session and you could go even all the way through September but then the windows pretty much done now you're on wintertime the roads are closed and it's hard to access this era area so just so you know that's kind of location and then what you can come to expect in terms of the season that you can go and seek glacier national park.