#repost @yellowstonenps ・・・ Bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park can travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs. There is no bicycle access to Old Faithful or Canyon until the first interior park roads open to public motorized vehicle access on Friday, April 21. A bicycle trip into Yellowstone this time of year is not to be undertaken lightly. The quickly changing weather can be challenging. Snow and ice may still cover sections of road. Tall snow banks may line roads and pullouts be may be snow packed. Bicyclists are required to ride single file and follow all other rules of the road. Cyclists should expect to encounter and yield to snowplows or other motorized vehicles operated by park employees or construction workers traveling in conjunction with park operations. Bicyclists should be prepared to encounter bears, bison, elk, wolves, and other wildlife at any time. Riders are strongly encouraged to carry bear spray, be prepared to turn around when encountering wildlife on the road, and must stay out of closed areas. No services are available along these sections of road. Cell phone coverage throughout the park is sparse and unreliable for communicating emergencies. Riders should plan for self-rescue or repair, and be prepared for severe winter conditions for an extended period of time in the event they experience a mechanical breakdown, injury, or other emergency. Cyclists can call 307-344-2109 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays for updated road access information. Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day at Park Road Updates or by calling 307-344-2117.
Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana, celebrates the concept that art, music, architecture and nature are inextricably linked in the human experience, each making the others more powerful. Classical chamber music, large-scale, outdoor sculptures, and the Beartooth Mountains compliment one another dramatically on this 10,260-acre working sheep and cattle ranch. Featured here, Inverted Portal by Ensamble Studio at Tippet Rise. Repost @tippet.rise, photo @poulithra • • • • Additional photos; 2) Satellite #5: Pioneer by Stephen Talasnik. Regram @tippet.rise, photo @erikpetersenphoto. 3) Daydreams by Patrick Dougherty, @erikpetersenphoto Domono by Ensamble Studio, photo @constantiniandre and 4) The Ariel String Quartet underneath Beethoven's Quartet by Mark diSuvero at Tippet Rise