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People-Watching in Yellowstone

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For the second consecutive month, Yellowstone National Park has seen record-breaking attendance, the Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Daily reports.  Nearly one million people visited the Park in July, more than any other month since Yellowstone became a national park in 1872.

Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash said he believed the economy was one reason for the increased traffic, calling national park visits a "great value" with less impact on one's time and wallet than other destination vacations.

With more visitation, however, comes less elbow room.  Park employees have been feeling the squeeze, and guests can expect more traffic congestion and a shortage on hotel accommodations in the park.

For a little more breathing room, consider Outside's National Park and State Secrets.

--Michael Webster

Photo from daveynin on Flickr

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