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Storm topples 150 trees onto Grand Teton roads

Strong winds in Grand Teton National Park toppled more than 150 trees Monday evening, leaving crews scrambling to clear roads and restore electrical power.

A strong early season storm left crews in Grand Teton National Park scrambling Monday to clear roads of more than 150 trees toppled by powerful winds. The blustery weather ripped through the park around 6 p.m. Monday, temporarily stranding visitors on parts of the Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road and Signal Mountain Summit Road, as well as blocking traffic in many other areas. Park rangers, road crews, and fire engines responded to clear park roads of over 150 downed trees, with no visitor injuries reported and most auto traffic returning to normal by 11 p.m. Continue Reading →

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A ‘Primoridial’ look at Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Filmmaker Charley Voorhis spent three days in Yellowstone National Park and five days in Grand Teton National Park capturing images of wildlife, scenery and weather to create "Primordial," a captivating 7-minute video that offers an intimate and gorgeous portrait of the parks. While in Yellowstone, Voorhis, spent most of his time "trying to dry off after countless storms would roll in and swallow the caldera, then roll out and give me sunshine with dark clouds looming on the horizon," he writes on his blog. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone officials close some waterways to fishing due to dry, hot summer

Dry, hot weather has prompted Yellowstone Park officials to close some rivers to fishing.(Yellowstone Gate/Ruffin Prevost - click to enlarge)

A dry, hot summer is forcing managers in Yellowstone National Park to close parts of some rivers to fishing. In an attempt to ease the stress on fragile trout populations, Yellowstone's public affairs office on Monday announced that the following waterways will be temporarily closed to fishing starting Aug. 1: Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone National Park spring travel offers solitude, quiet as park wakes up from winter

Spring visitors say they cherish the first few days when Yellowstone opens its roads each year. Not all dining, lodging and other services are open yet, and the weather is often chilly and wet. But the park is less crowded, offering a calm and peaceful alternative to the busiest days of summer. Continue Reading →

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Weather is focus of new short film in series on Grand Teton National Park

A new video focused on summer weather patterns released by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation is the second of four aimed at raising awareness about the park. (image by New Thought Media)

There's an old saying in Wyoming about the capricious nature of Mother Nature: "If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes, it will change." A new short film about weather in Grand Teton National Park follows the changes in wind and rain, clouds and thunder as the second in a series of four videos highlighting the natural wonders and hidden beauty of the park. In collaboration with Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park Foundation has released "Weather in Grand Teton," aimed at raising awareness about the park using a contemporary and accessible medium that is available online to viewers around the world. Continue Reading →

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