There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than Jeremy Schmidt. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park. Read his favorite parts about one of America's most famous National Parks.
Montana’s Glacier National Park is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to hide a bighorn sheep, and impatient wildflowers shoving through snow to unfurl their colors.
Idaho native Jackie Skaggs accepted for a seasonal position at Grand Teton in 1984, and has lived in the shadow of the majestic mountains ever since—most recently in the role of official spokesperson. Here are her favorite parts of the majestic National Park.