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Inside Yellowstone

When you visit Yellowstone, you see Park Rangers from time to time and can ask them questions about the features and processes in the park. We decided our online visitors deserved a similar opportunity so we created these short videos to give you an online roving ranger experience.

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0042u Bear Safety

Learning what foods are available at certain times of the year can help you avoid confrontations.

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11 Feb 2010

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0003c Mammoth Hot Springs in Winter

Most of the park is closed to wheeled vehicles in the winter. Mammoth is one of the areas that remains open. It offers fascinating views of hot spring terraces year around.

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11 May 2009

Rank #2

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0001b Park Ranger Kelli English Introduction

Meet Park Ranger Kelli English and learn, in her own words, why Yellowstone is one of her favorite places.

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10 Jun 2009

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0016 Black Sand Basin

Black Sand Basin is only about 1/2 mile from Old Faithful Geyser. It was named for the course black obsidian sand that surrounds the thermal features there.

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9 Nov 2007

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0010 National Park Mountain

Legend says a discussion around a campfire below this mountain led to the establishment of the first national park in the world.

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7 Feb 2007

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0017c Geyser or Hot Spring?

When they arent erupting, geysers may look similar to hot springs from the surface. There are clues that may help park visitors determine if a hydrothermal feature erupts and can be called a geyser.

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7 Feb 2007

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0022a Where's the Volcano?

The massive size of the Yellowstone Volcano, sometimes referred to as a supervolcano for its enormous eruptions, makes it tough to spot if youre looking for a cone-shaped mountain volcano.

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7 Feb 2007

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0005 Golden Gate

Golden Gate was named for the golden rocks that line the walls of the canyon. It has been used as a passage to the rest of the park by visitors entering through our oldest entrance, the North Entrance.

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7 Feb 2007

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0001 Introduction to Inside Yellowstone

When you visit Yellowstone National Park you are likely to meet park rangers roving the main park areas. That is a great opportunity to have your questions answered. We decided it would be nice if our online visitors could have their own roving ranger. In this video you will meet Park Ranger Beth Taylor and learn why she accepted the challenge of creating our online roving ranger videos.

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7 Feb 2007

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0002 Roosevelt Arch

President Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the famous arch that stands at the park's North Entrance. Learn more about the history of the arch in this short video.

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7 Feb 2007

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0042s American Bison

Ranger George provides a information about this largest land mammal in North America. Bison are not only icons that represents the National Park Service but they are also an American icon.

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11 May 2009

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0043k Yellowstone's Campgrounds

With over 2000 campsites, camping opportunities abound for Yellowstone visitors. There are sites for tent campers as well as those driving recreational vehicles. One of our campgrounds, Fishing Bridge RV Park, even offers hookups.

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11 May 2009

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0041 The Effects of Weather on Geysers

Does Old Faithful erupt as predicted when the temperature is 40 below zero (F)? Do droughts or heavy rains effect geysers? This video provides some of the answers.

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11 May 2009

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0043m Avalanches

To protect yourself from the dangers of avalanches, watch this video to learn the basics, then follow the links on the bottom of the page to study the details.

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11 May 2009

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0042t American Dipper

The small grey birds called Dippers got their names from their behavior of dipping their bodies repeatedly before diving into the cold waters of Yellowstone's streams. While submerged they locate insect larvae, fish eggs, and other tidbits that serve as staples in their diet.

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11 May 2009

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0042g Uinta Ground Squirrel

Uinta ground squirrels come out of hibernation in early spring. After just four or five short months, they head back underground and back into hibernation. If you're around while they are above ground, your in for a treat.

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19 Mar 2008

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0043t Winter Emergency Kit

By looking at what we carry, you can develop your own emergency kit.

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10 Feb 2010

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0043p Climate Change

As the climate warms the tree-line moves higher and the Yellowstone region is left with less alpine tundra.

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11 Feb 2010

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0006a Apollinaris Spring

The water in Appolinaris Spring reminded early visitors of the taste of the water from a popular, naturally carbonated, spring in Germany. Our spring was named for the German, Apollinaris Spring.

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11 May 2009

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0017e Old Faithful Snowlodge

The Snowlodge is the newest lodge in Yellowstone. This warm, inviting, timber-frame structure opened in 1999.

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11 May 2009

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