How Far Away is That Bear?

In Yellowstone National Park it is illegal to approach or remain within 100 yards of bears. If the bear approaches within 100 yards of you, you are required to get into your car or move so that you maintain the 100 yard distance. A ranger on scene may allow a group of...

How Should Photographers Portray Bears?

Photographers and filmmakers can be the only connection some people have with nature. The way we see and document wildlife, on social media or otherwise, has at least some effect on how potential viewers will portray them. Bears are often seen as cute and cuddly, but...

How I Followed My Dream to Move West

At some point during my college years in Georgia, I decided that I wanted to live out west after graduating. I heard about the Yellowstone area from several people. I listened to stories about the great scenery, wildlife, and endless outdoor pursuits. Nobody around me...

How We’re Loving Our National Parks to Death

How We're Loving Our National Parks to Death Taking the "wild" out of wilderness How We’re Loving Our National Parks to Death Also seen on The Huffington Post There’s a fine line between keeping America’s National Parks in their natural state, and watering...

A Year Out West

A little more than a year ago, I packed my stuff and headed out from Georgia to Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Since then, I’ve been to Big Sky, Montana, and now settled in West Yellowstone, Montana. To the surprise of most, I survived the seemingly...