Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

In 2004, I rode my bicycle from Nogales, AZ to Glacier National Park. It was an incredible journey full of regular biking experiences, passing thru the spine of America on 2 wheels, taking in the sights, smells and sounds of the country. As an added bonus, I entered and enjoyed riding thru Grand Canyon NP, then Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP. After an overnight in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it was on to Grand Teton NP followed by Yellowstone NP. From Yellowstone, Glacier NP was the next on the route. There are sights, sounds, smells and memories from each of those amazing places. Attached is a photo from Yellowstone. I stopped my bike to admire and photograph that creature of our history, that was less than 30 yards from me, no fence or anything that might slow it down if it decided to charge. After all the miles I had ridden, a quick escape seemed possible but I considered that large beast could probably outrun me even on my bicycle, so I decided to move away as safely as I could. We parted ways without a closer meeting, I am happy to report. I was great to experience all of the animals of the American west in their natural surroundings in those several national parks.

Sincerely,
jerry

Yellowstone National Park

America's first national park is named after the river that runs through it. Within the park's massive boundaries, visitors can find mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and some of the most concentrated geothermal activity in the world. The park has 60% of the world’s geysers, as well as hot springs and mud pots. It is also home to diverse wildlife with the largest concentration of mammals in the Lower 48 states, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk.

State(s): Idaho Montana, Wyoming,

Established: 1872

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