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Lamar Buffalo Ranch set for winter Yellowstone field seminars

Volunteers have finished work to clean and prepare the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch for winter field seminars in Yellowstone National Park. A range of educational seminars and field trips will be offered, with lodging at the rustic ranch located in the Lamar Valley. Seminars cover topics including photography, wilderness first aid, wildlife watching and even a ski and yoga retreat Continue Reading →

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New field seminars highlight fall, winter programs from Yellowstone Association

The nonprofit Yellowstone Association Institute is offering an array of new fall and winter field seminars in addition to its line-up of private tours and other multi-day packages with guided field trips by day and in-park lodging provided by two Xanterra-operated winter lodges by night. This winter the institute will conduct 35 field seminars, including eight new programs. Continue Reading →

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Fall field trips in Yellowstone focus on dueling elk, gorging grizzlies

Fall in Yellowstone National Park is beautiful, as the colors change and paint the park in blazes of red, orange and yellow. But it's also the time to catch bull elk sparring for mates and grizzly bears gorging before hibernation, all without the traffic or crowds of summer. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton offers ranger-led snowshoe hikes through April

Grand Teton National Park rangers will offer daily snowshoe hikes this winter, as well as special full-moon hikes on selected days.

Grand Teton National Park ranger naturalists will lead daily snowshoe hikes this winter, as well as monthly full moon hikes on select days each month through April. In addition to the regular daily snowshoe hikes from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, rangers will conduct guided snowshoe treks to Taggart Lake, and several full-moon snowshoe hikes, according to a statement released by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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Parked for a Day — Park your car for the day and do something great in the parks

Dylan Riley fishes the Lamar River in Yellowstone National Park in October 2010 while visiting from California. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Yellowstone Gate has started the Parked for a Day project. The idea is for locals and frequent visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to share their favorite activities that require parking the car and getting off the beaten path, just a little bit (or maybe even a lot). These are activities in the parks that almost all visitors can do in a single day, provided they're willing to leave their cars parked while they venture out. Continue Reading →

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