America's Great Outdoors
"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.Photo: National Park Service

"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.

Photo: National Park Service

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

This photo is for everyone who is ready for spring/fall. Sunrise at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.Photo: Robert McKinney (www.sharetheexperience.org)

This photo is for everyone who is ready for spring/fall. Sunrise at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.

Photo: Robert McKinney (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park. Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A Grizzly Bear crossing the Snake River at sunrise in the Grand Teton national Park

Photo: Donald Higgs (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A lunar eclipse at Devils Tower December 10, 2011.Photo: David Porter (www.sharetheexperience.org)

A lunar eclipse at Devils Tower December 10, 2011.

Photo: David Porter (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Travis Patterson captured this spectacular lightning and rain storm from the Snake River Overlook at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming to make it a weekly winner on the Share the Experience site. Enter for your chance to win at www.sharetheexperience.org and vote for your favorites.

Travis Patterson captured this spectacular lightning and rain storm from the Snake River Overlook at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming to make it a weekly winner on the Share the Experience site. Enter for your chance to win at www.sharetheexperience.org and vote for your favorites.

The temperature in Grand Teton National Park might have been around 20 BELOW ZERO yesterday morning, but it sure did make for a stunning photo!
Photo: D. Lombard

The temperature in Grand Teton National Park might have been around 20 BELOW ZERO yesterday morning, but it sure did make for a stunning photo!

Photo: D. Lombard

A beautiful sunrise painted the sky in hues of gold, orange, and pink at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Monday. Photo by Jim Williams.

A beautiful sunrise painted the sky in hues of gold, orange, and pink at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Monday.

Photo by Jim Williams.

The Bison photo from yesterday was a big hit, so here’s another one to start your weekend. Here’s a ”traffic jam” in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

The Bison photo from yesterday was a big hit, so here’s another one to start your weekend. Here’s a ”traffic jam” in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

When temperatures Yellowstone National Park dropped below freezing last week, this bison woke up with a frost blanket. The bison’s heavy fur is perfectly adapted to winter conditions. Photo: Tim Townsend

When temperatures Yellowstone National Park dropped below freezing last week, this bison woke up with a frost blanket. The bison’s heavy fur is perfectly adapted to winter conditions.

Photo: Tim Townsend