Yellowstone National Park for Strangers

Imagine the warm glow of a wilderness campfire after a long day exploring some of America’s best backcountry terrain. Or, the pastel palette of a sunrise sky on the morning before an afternoon float along a raging river.

The American West is full of places, on the map and off the beaten track, that turn imagination into reality. Yellowstone National Park is the most iconic destination for rookie travelers and die-hard thrill-seekers alike.

If you’re a stranger to the majesty and beauty of the mountains, valleys, waterways and great heights of America’s oldest National Park, here are the most compelling reasons to get acquainted.

It’s a bucket list check mark

Of the 58 National Parks in the United States, Yellowstone is the best. Don’t take it from me. Just ask any of the 4.25 million people from all over the world who visited the park in 2016. Boasting some of the most diverse backcountry on the planet, Yellowstone is a top destination for people looking to check a box (or two) off the old bucket list.

A big draw for visitors of all stripes is the sheer amount of things to do and see. Whether it’s a day trip to Old Faithful, an hour of horseback riding, a few days backpacking and paddling, or a whole summer watching wildlife, there are countless itineraries and destinations for everyone.

Yellowstone National Park spans Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Chances are, there’s an adventure appropriate for you in every one of them.

It’s itinerary friendly

The logistics of what to pack, where to stay and how to coordinate getting from landmark to landmark can be daunting. For strangers, the sheer size of Yellowstone National Park can be enough to opt for a smaller, more negotiable outdoor experience. The reality is, Yellowstone is very manageable if you take the time to plan and stick to an itinerary.

Hiring a guide or joining a guided adventure tour is good advice for newcomers looking to maximize miles while minimizing hassle. For those seeking a getaway from civilization, group travel might seem counter-intuitive. The truth is, an experienced leader can take you farther off the map than you’d be able to get on your own. Yellowstone terrain is impressive but massive and dangerous. If you’re faithful to your plans, adventure companies can help you realize them by providing necessary gear and delicious meals, saving you enormous time and energy for experiencing the best of what the park has to offer.

It’s a lesson in humility

Yellowstone’s major geological features are the result of its 3,468 square miles mostly situated on a volcano. Its thermal features are unmatched. Nowhere else in the world is it possible to visit as many different types of hot springs, geysers, and mud pots. If you’re no stranger to that, then consider its delicate ecosystem of animals and plants not found anywhere else in North America.

Yellowstone National Park changes from season to season. A summer visit may be unrecognizable to the returning visitor the following winter. The scenery may seem a green paradise of forest, meadows, and flowers in the spring. The same spot in autumn might be blanketed in early snow, in the company of grizzly, moose, elk, and bison. Respecting the flora, fauna, and animals is a practice in humility. Remember, you are in their backyard.

Don’t be a stranger. Plan an adventure vacation of a lifetime in Yellowstone to witness Mother Nature in all her wildness. It may be your best chance to experience a top-notch National Park, untamed and teeming with natural life, spectacular landscapes, and unbelievable adventure.


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This candle is one of only 108 that were cast during the last festival of Vaitha Vatur Truvah in an ancient temple in Verinag.  In preparation for the festival and the candle casting, the monks of the temple fast for 40 days and 40 nights and only drink water from pure silver chalices bathed in the moonlight.

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The creation of these candles is a spiritual and devotional practice.  The monks work in silence under the moonlight, melting the sacred wax in sterling silver pots heated by collected fragments of lightning from previous storms.  They add the finest herbs and oils of the region and infuse the mixture with their prayers.  When the candles have nearly solidified, the most senior monk comes forward and cries a single tear over each candle as an added blessing for the awakening of humanity.

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black out poetry- new news and poetic opinion

jump ship.

authority undeserved
operates unsuccessfully
joining controversy-
a division
the understudy
the mastermind
the departure-
flouting the lawful
reluctant decisions
the distance between-
decades long
In response
flames fanned
echoing Ultimately
Civic oversight
saying everything is A-OK-
transparency, agreement, discretion, compliance
the reality-
a binding advocacy
benchmarks, benefits, efforts-
quickly buried
pressure from officials
community, leadership, public, groups
true targets
with think tank needs
lacking approach
entrenched in their views-
a bitter battle


umbrellas surround
separation reflects
The little things
No-brainer things
the ah-heck-inferiority-complex
blindfolded, undisclosed
secured projection
of statuesque perfection
riveting, incessant
warned of delight
of daydream, of apparition
a hand, a wand
the spin, the sugar
the jokes, the turquoise giggle
The Big Worry
The Big Budget Fairy
freezes, winks
The Big Worry Theory?
love breezy
victory overwhelmingly sleepy
messy, magical, nonsensical
emotional, professional
folks bent on special-
blank stares-
trembles, shuddering, triggers
unaware, uncharacteristically built
of gold glitter
over time

poetry by courtney capellan. highlighted (blacked out) from San Diego CityBeat, April 29, 2015. UpFront / News page 6 and UpFront / Opinion page 7.