Most people know that Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. And, as the Ken Burns Documentary illustrates so clearly, preserving these great natural resources for future generations is “America’s Best Idea.”
I first visited Yellowstone in the fall of 1973. My most recent visit, in the summer of 2010, was the fifth time that I’ve been to this extraordinary place. Some changes are noticeable: Morning Glory Pool has lost some of its glory and Opal Spring is now surrounded in bright orange. On the other hand, the bison herds seem to have grown in size and beautiful new visitor centers carry out their mission of educating visitors from around the world.
This magnificent place continues to awe and amaze.