Summer Hiking Adventure in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks




From the infamous Old Faithful Geyser and the magnificent Grand Teton Peak to watching elk and bison and soaking up the views of pristine lakes, waterfalls and wildflowers, travel writer Debbie Stone enjoyed a summer hiking vacation in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, as well as the park gateway communities of Cody and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Hear all about Debbie’s experience on Big Blend Radio (while piecing together the jigsaw puzzle), and watch the short accompanying video of her adventures.


Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone is known for being the world’s first national park, and it’s linked to Grand Teton National Park via the scenic John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Situated on a volcanic hotspot, Yellowstone encompasses approximately 3,472 square miles of one of the largest, nearly intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth. Breathtaking views offer rugged canyons that reach down to cool rivers surrounded by beautiful sub-alpine forests, along with geothermal features that include colorful hot springs, mudpots  and geysers. A popular hiking, backpacking and mountaineering destination, Grand Teton National Park is approximately 310,000 acres, and is home to the Teton mountain range including the magnificent Grand Teton peak, the winding Snake River, beautiful Jenny Lake and Jackson Lake, and the lush Jackson Hole valley. Home to the largest concentrated population of mammals in the lower 48 states as well as over 300 bird species, these parks and their surrounding forests and wilderness areas are popular bird and wildlife viewing destinations.  

An accomplished travel and lifestyle writer, Deborah Stone explores the globe in search of unique destinations, and shares her stories on Big Blend Radio and in Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine. She’s an avid adventurer who welcomes new opportunities to increase awareness and enthusiasm for travel and cross-cultural connections. Her travels have taken her to all seven continents, over 65 countries and 45 U.S. states.

JIGSAW PUZZLE: Listen to our Big Blend Radio interview with Debbie Stone while piecing together this online jigsaw puzzle of thermal activity in Yellowstone. Use the full screen icon to make it easier. Use your mouse roller or arrow keys to rotate the puzzle pieces and click and drag to put the pieces in place. Use the Image Icon to see the picture and the Ghost Icon to set your workspace.



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