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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park was the first national park. And, it is the largest national park in the lower 48 states at almost 3500 square miles, mostly in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho.

Not only does Yellowstone contain about half the world’s geysers and other thermal features, but it also is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. Yellowstone is truly a park of superlatives and a worthy destination for landscape and wildlife photographers.  Continue reading Yellowstone National Park

Devils Tower National Monument

You will not forget the first time you see Devils Tower.  Approaching from the south on Highway 24, the tower suddendly appears from the top of the last rise in the road. It is a solitary sentinel on the rolling plains surrounding the Black Hills, near the Belle Fourche River. It is easy to understand why Theodore Roosevelt established Devils Tower National Monument as our nation’s first national monument. Continue reading Devils Tower National Monument