Emerald Valley Almanac

A Nostalgic Travelogue: Exploring Yellowstone

As spring and summer open up and we consider taking a one- or two-week vacation with social distancing in mind, we are blessed in the Northwest with many national parks. Oregon has Crater Lake, while Washington state has three – Mt. Rainer, Olympic, and North Cascades.

Let us consider Yellowstone as a destination, too. Yellowstone is one of 63 premier national parks.

There are 423 national parks in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands and Samoa. Along with that, there are 129 national monuments.

Yellowstone National Park is 96 . . .