"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thursday, July 7, 2011


As you may have heard there was a fatal grizzly attack near Canyon Village yesterday.  This hits the Yellowstone community very hard.  The loss of life is not taken lightly.  This is an extremly rare case that involved hikers on the Wapiti Trail near Canyon Village Wednesday morning, July 6.  Please see the NPS site for further and up-to-date information on this incident.

I first heard of this yesterday afternoon when Patrick showed me the NPS press release.  The media showed up in the store today looking for an on-camera statement (denied).  What I will say here is that I am very extemely sorry for the family that a Yellowstone experience ended in this way.  No one should ever leave Yellowstone in sorrow.