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Discover The Trails In The Yellowstone Park

by Georgina Burelson

Yellowstone Park is located not in just one state but three - Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Spread out over 2.2 million acres, this national park is considered one of the premier wilderness areas in the United States. Here, you will enjoy magnificent scenery and a large variety of birds and wildlife. The more than 1,100 miles of trails makes this the perfect area for hiking enthusiasts.

Even with trails that are simple to reach and well-groomed, and you have park rangers watching over you, you still have to be aware of weather that can change in an instant, rocks that may roll and hurt you, and unpredictable animals. It's imperative that you respect the "wilderness" and follow the park's rules. Knowing about the potential risks and sticking to the guidelines, should have you all set to face any situation you might encounter in the park.

Day hiking is a popular activity in Yellowstone Park and with such an abundance of trail choices, the ideal way to spend the day. To get started, stop by the ranger station where you can pick up a map and other important information. The ranger will go over specific aspects of the park with you to include being alert for bears, sudden storms, fires, and to always carry a first aid kit, sunscreen, raincoat, and insect repellent with you.

For Yellowstone Park, you do not need a permit for hiking although some parks do have this requirement. As you meander among the trails, you will find yourself going into remote sections of the park. Some of the trails are smooth and easy, offering gentle terrain. However, you will also come across trails that require hiking skill and endurance. Therefore, always check the trail conditions before starting out and choose trails that match your hiking ability.

Don't forget to include your camera. You'll see so much beauty that you won't want to return home without lots of memorable pictures. The landscape is breathtaking and you'll come across valleys, wildflowers, shallow passes, and a variety of wildlife. Pictures are a must to enhance your great memories of hiking in Yellowstone Park.

Copyright 2006, Georgina Burelson, All Rights Reserved. This article may be published on web sites or in newsletters provided this notice and the resource box is included without ammendment.

About the author: Georgina Burelson is the webmaster and operator of Be Hiking, a web site which focuses on Yellowstone Park which is considered to be one of the premier wilderness areas in the United States. For more information, visit: http://www.behiking.com Get your own completely unique content version of this article.

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