J. Scott Donahue is a freelance writer and essayist with a passion for alpine climbing, trail running and other hard things. He writes for YellowstonePark.com and Sierra Club and graduated with an MFA in nonfiction writing.
Some seasons, planning a trip to Yellowstone can be a breeze. But in summer, you may need to reserve a year in advance.
Our city slicker impulses may be to beep the horn if one bison decides to hold everyone up. Here's what you should do.
During the summer season, cars are the best option for taking a trip around Yellowstone unless you are riding with a bus tour or concessionaire that provides transportation. The Grand Loop takes between 4 to 7 hours to drive in full.
Although both black bears and grizzlies have a fearsome reputation for scratching or mauling people to death, attacks rarely occur, and deaths are even chancer.