Monday, May 30, 2016

Pristine Ecosystems Meet Impressive Geysers: Making Memories In Yellowstone National Park

One of the most historic national parks in the U.S. is the Yellowstone National Park, the first ever national park to be established in the world. Last year, the park was the playground for more than 4 million tourists, making it one of the most visited national parks in the country. The majestic natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and intriguing geologic features all make it an ideal spot to appreciate nature. 

Many people are drawn to the park’s Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in all of America—whose eruptions can be predicted based on the duration of its last eruption. With 100-180 feet of water shooting up into the air from a hole in the ground, it easily becomes a great natural spectacle. However, because of the vast area covered by the park, visitors often spend more time in their cars instead of experiencing the magnificence directly that Yellowstone has to offer. As such, below are some tips how tourists can make the most out of their visit in this Wyoming marvel: 

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1. Getting up early!

In doing so, tourists will get to view some of the best wildlife scenes inside the park. It is during the morning when the visitor influx is not yet too high that the animals roam freely around its splendid landscapes. More than 60 mammal species—gray wolves, grizzly bears, lynxes, bison, and elk—call this place home.

2. Hiking! 
Hiking through the park can give tourists a more intimate experience with nature. There are more than 1,000 miles of enjoyable hiking trails available, and most of which offer stunning vistas of craggy hills, springs, woodlands, and geysers. 

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3. Stargazing! 
The park is rid of light pollution resulting in a clear view of the starry sky. On a clear night, millions of constellations party above the mountains. It could be an educational trip for kids and young adults who love the outdoors with or without the sun. 

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