Hey Everyone,

I have an internet connection this morning...BTW, as usual, it was completely foggy an sunrise...and raining. LOL, and of course, I pitched my tent in the rain last night too. The weather just turned and is beautiful right now. I am going to go find some critters until sunset this evening. Puffins in the AM tomorrow, and one last stab at Cadillac Mountain on Saturday morning. I really want a nice shot from there. I have NEVER gotten good weather on Cadillac Mountain...but I have seen some beautiful shots from there (and am looking at a really nice one on the wall of 2 Cats...a restaurant on Cottage Street that I highly recommend).


Glacier National Park News:
As Glacier National Park turns 100, its glorious icefields are melting away
Standing under a cloudless midsummer sky at the Many Glacier Hotel, ranger Bob Schuster gestures toward the saw-toothed southern horizon and holds up evidence of a changing climate in a place indigenous Blackfeet Indians dubbed the "backbone of the world."

Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rangers rescue stranded climber in Rocky Mountain National Park
A 27-year-old woman has been rescued after hanging for hours from a cliff wall on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park to begin prescribed burns next week
Rocky Mountain National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns in the South Lateral Moraine, North Lateral Moraine and Deer Ridge Junction areas beginning next week if weather conditions allow.

Yellowstone (And Grand Teton) National Park News:
Woman attacked by bison: 'I thought I was going to die'
I thought it was the end," Cathy Hayes told CNN by phone late Wednesday.

NPS, UW Renew Long-Standing Research Agreement
An agreement signed today at the scenic AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park will continue the longest-standing and most successful partnership between a university and the National Park Service (NPS).

Yellowstone National Park Beach Fire update, 168 firefighters, helicopters, air tankers battle blaze
The Beach Fire, currently burning in Yellowstone National Park, was discovered on Sunday, July 18, 2010, by a research flight. As of this morning, the wildfire had burned 500 acres and was 20% contained. Helicopter water drops and retardant drops by air tankers are supporting firefighters on the ground.

Storm strikes Grand Teton climbers
Rangers were conducting a high-altitude rescue in Grand Teton National Park after several climbing parties got caught in a lightning storm.

Yosemite National Park News:
Last of Yosemite, Lassen campsites finally open
All campgrounds in Yosemite and Lassen Volcanic national parks are finally open as an epic spring for snow in the mountains has given way to a hot summer.