Park officials recommend staying at least 25 feet away from all animals. For elk, that's especially important during calving season when the mothers are more aggressive. Stacey Spensely/Flickr Photo.
On Sunday, a woman was seriously injured by an elk near the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel in Yellowstone National Park according to KTVQ. Per the report, the cow elk attacked the woman out of defense of her calves.
"The elk was protecting a calf bedded down roughly 20 feet away and hidden by other cars. It's not known if Ms. Triplett saw the calf or the elk prior to the encounter," park officials stated.
Charlene Triplett, 51, was kicked in the head, torso, and back by the 500-pound animal.
Triplett, who sustained significant injuries, was airlifted to a trauma center in Eastern Idaho for further treatment. The 51-year-old had been working within Yellowstone at one of the hotels and was off-duty prior to the attack. Per the Seattle Times, Triplett's condition is currently unknown.
Just as a friendly reminder: Now that the national park season is in full swing, it's wise to keep your distance from them. There is almost nothing beneficial that can come from coming into close contact with wild animals.
No snowfall? No problem. Killington’s snowmaking team has been working overtime to make sure East Coast skiers and riders will get their first turns of the year in on Friday, October 19th. The K-1 Express Gondola will start running at 10 a.m. for Season Pass, Ikon Pass, and Express Card holders who will have access to the North Ridge Area until 3:30 p.m., giving them plenty of time to shred some of the summer rust off. The mountain opens to the rest of the general public on Saturday,
Breaking news today from Patagonia's HQ. For the first time, the company is endorsing two candidates running for the U.S. Senate whose platforms align with their environmental goals. Here's their press release: To get involved in the November midterm elections, visit Protect Our Winters and register to vote. These endorsements, while new, continue a stream of efforts made by Patagonia to emphasize the value and importance of public lands and the environment,
It’s not even winter and two avalanche accidents have already been reported in the mountains of Colorado. Last Friday, a skier was caught in a slab avalanche on Loveland Pass and was able to ski to safety. On Monday, a climber was swept over cliffs on South Arapaho Peak, near Boulder, by an avalanche and brought himself to safety. TGR takes safety as its utmost priority, and would like to remind all skiers, riders, climbers, and mountain travelers that slides can happen as soon as there is