The Yellowstone Act of 1872 created the world’s first national park. It withdrew more than 2 million acres from sale, settlement, or occupation to be “dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Unlike Yosemite, the bill put Yellowstone under federal control because ceding it […]
This featured photo is one of my favorites. We were hiking on a glacier, with crampons on our feet. Kennecott was one of the neatest stops in Alaska. I felt like a kid again…exploring an old mine, hiking glaciers and mountains, and fearing for bear! I loved this place.