Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Yellowstone National Park

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
"Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River"
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

Woofs, March 2022 is the 250th Anniversary of the magnificent Yellowstone National Park, the world's first National Park. In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law to set aside preserve and protect the scenery, cultural heritage, wildlife, geologic and ecological systems, and processes in their natural condition for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

More than a few years before Noah, Samson, or me, Abby, were born, our humans took a bus tour trip to see Yellowstone National Park along with a few other parks along the way. Dad says they enjoyed seeing the beautiful landscape of the American countryside. Paws, he got to see pawlenty of animals that aren't found in Virginia, buffalo, antelope, bear, coyote, elk, bighorn sheep, and wolf, to name a few. 

Barkingly, one of the mostest favorite attractions at Yellowstone is "Old Faithful!" It was the inspiration for the establishment of the park preserving the scenery and wildlife. Old Faithful is one of nearly 500 geysers in the park. It is one of six that park rangers currently predict when it will blow! It isn't common to predict geysers eruptions with regularity but Old Faithful has lived up to its name, only lengthening its time between eruptions by about 30 minutes in the last 30 years.

Meows, it's pawssibly that Old Faithful may stop erupting someday. Purrs, thermal features change constantly as part of the natural system. Before it does, you can watch its eruptions from a viewing area or along the boardwalks weaving throughout the Upper Geyer Basin. Meows.

Woofs, our humans took a tour throughout the part with their bus travel group viewing the incredibly beautiful landscape, wildlife found along the way, and geysers. Barkingly, they even had to stop for a buffalo in the road. One of Dad's favorite stops was where he took a hike to where he saw azure pools of geyser water you can look into the depths of the earth. Another favorite was viewing the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River from a scenic overlook. An incredibly beautiful sight!

Barkingly, there are pawlenty of adventures waiting to be had throughout Yellowstone National Park. Too much for us to include in this post. Before you go, be sure to research your adventures and plan your trip to get the most out of it. Before taking your dog with you, pawlease check into what is permitted by the park.

(C) 2022, from The Dog's Paw!

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