And we’re off! The East Gate to Yellowstone National Park has opened, and my friends and I have already passed through the popular entrance for our first park experience of the year. Around here, we call it the “Wildest Way into Yellowstone”.
The National Park Service rangers were all smiles as they welcomed my carload of adventurers. We had our binoculars around our necks and spotting scopes packed in the trunk, ready to quickly set up in the event of a wildlife sighting. Bears, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, eagles, foxes, coyotes, mule deer…we know that wildlife sightings in the spring can be frequent and close to the road.
As we arrived at the gate, our friendly ranger provided us with park information and a map. And we also learned about the park’s new Safe Selfie policy and the accompanying push encouraging park visitors to “Take the Yellowstone Pledge (#YellowstonePledge).”
It’s a verbal pledge encouraging visitors to be aware of their own safety and the safety of the wildlife in the park. It’s a promise that you make to yourself. Yellowstone’s wildlife roam freely right along with its visitors, Read More