Land of Fire and Ice


Gabriel Masotti, Contributor

Have you ever seen a boiling river? Well there’s a boiling river in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is a national park in the great state of Wyoming, which is home to geysers and many wild animals. Even driving through Yellowstone, you are going to see at least one herd of bison or elk. You might even see wolves, moose, or a bear! 

If you go to Yellowstone in summer, you can do a huge variety of things! You can walk around the boardwalks and see geysers like Old Faithful as they burst up to 50 feet in the air. You can climb mountains and see the scenery, and you can simply drive around and look for wildlife or sightseeing.  

If you go in winter, you can do a lot more winter activities! You can go skiing, sledding, and snow tubing. If you’re tough enough you can go out into the wilderness in the snow either hunting or hiking.  

Be careful if you do go, as Yellowstone is rugged and home to a lot of wildlife. If you do go hiking out into the Wyoming wilderness bring a gun or a knife. All it takes is one hungry bear or an angry bison and you definitely do not want to encounter a wolverine. So do have a way to protect yourself.

Yellowstone can be an amazing adventure for anyone of any age. It is something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Sebastian Masotti said, “I wish we could go back to Yellowstone.” It is worth the trip and you will, of course, find yourself wishing to go back.