Lost in My Own Backyard

Monday, April 25, 2016
Tim Cahill
Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park

I would love to live in the vicinity of a national park. Tim Cahill, founding editor of Outside magazine, writes about his experiences in his book, Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park. No wonder he might get lost, considering the Yellowstone National Park covers almost 3,500 square miles. He touches on the popular landmarks in the park, but also writes about hiking the backcountry. He stresses paying attention to the fact that wildlife is allowed to run free. You need to know safety tactics when confronting large animals like bison, moose, and especially bear. Bears can smell who may be in their environs from 18 miles away. He also warned about horseflies in July, stating that their bites actually tear bits of flesh off the body. Cahill reminisces about finding out-of-the-way geysers, rainbows shown in waterfalls, and even seeing moonbows in the waterfalls at night. Besides gathering information from Cahill’s encounters, he lists other books to get a better understanding of Yellowstone National Park.

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