Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

I had visited a few parks before Yellowstone but this was the first time I had picked a national park to visit on my own and made a trip with a friend. We got to visit 2 states (Idaho & Wyoming) and two national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Tetons) on this trip. It was such a unique, relaxing, mesmerizing experience that I decided to become a lifelong supporter of national parks and also try and visit all of them in my lifetime. This has been one of the best goals of my life and since that year (2002), I have tried to and mostly been able to visit one or two national parks a year. Not only do they open your eyes to the beauty and necessity of nature but I have also been exposed to parts of America I would never have seen or met Americans so different yet so similar to me.

Sincerely,
tamanna

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

“they allow us to calm down, learn to respect nature, see the beauty of our planet, and experience different terrains (desert, tropical, mountainous). Also our National parks are spread throughout our country making nature available to people in every state. ”

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