Aug
05
2009
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What is the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area?

Lost Lake in the Beartooth Mountains portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, accessible via a 5-mile hike from a trailhead near Red Lodge, Montana. Mvguy photo. CC-BY.The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area borders Yellowstone National Park and is made up of about 940,000 acres (3,800 square kilometers) of land in three national forests, mostly in Montana with a small portion in Wyoming. It includes Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana, as well as the largest contiguous area of land above 10,000 feet [more...]

Jan
17
2009
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What is the difference between buffalo and bison?

A buffalo with two calves grazes at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Jimbowen0306. CC-BY.Travel to Yellowstone National Park or the Black Hills of South Dakota, and chances are that you’ll run across a herd of hefty mammals known as buffalo — or are they bison? In American English they’re the same species, although some language purists would insist that you refer to the animals as bison alone. Here’s [more...]

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Jan
13
2009
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Where can I stay at Yellowstone National Park?

Geothermal pools such as this one are among the unusual attractions of Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Rick McCharles. CC-BY.Whether your idea of roughing it is sleeping under the stars or staying in a comfortable hotel room with a restaurant down the hall, you can find what you’re looking for in and near Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is not only the first national park in the United States, it is also one of the [more...]

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