• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Friday, May 13, 2016

    BIG TIME

    A FULL ISSUE
    3 Years In The Making
    bozeman writer leads
    LIKE IT WAS AND IS
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    .. David Quammen, a Bozeman Resident, is the principle author of a special issue of National Geographic Magazine.
    .. This month's offering, (LINK 1,) was three years in the making. It highlights the history of Yellowstone National Park and it's reflection of our American Psyche in this birthday year.


    .. This is a gargantuan issue and is a must read for Those with more than just a passing interest in Yellowstone National Park.

    Courtesy: Jonathan Blair / National Geographic
    .. The issue addresses many of the concerns and controversies surrounding the park. It draws the very obvious line between Yellowstone National Park and our culture's view of wild places.
    .. There are still a few wild places in the park but not where most visitors travel.


    ..The business of "TOURING" in Yellowstone has grown rapidly in the last couple of decades. Disney, National Geographic, and foreign and regional concessionaires have boosted their offerings.
    .. Winter in the park has become so popular and accessible that limits on visitation have been imposed.
    .. Animal encounters have accelerated at a pace with the love of the park engendered by these growth areas. Where is Alston Chase? (LINK 2, LINK 3.)
    .. Now that we've taken to eradicating one invasive species of fish in order to save another invasive species fish, who knows where the the visitor will go to find the "WILD YELLOWSTONE?"
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    .. By the way, there's not much color in the moderate runoff waters of the park. We're going to check the best spots - right after breakfast and a nap. Film at eleven.
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