Do these majestic beasts a favor, and keep your distance. Max Ritter photo.
— YellowstoneNPS (@YellowstoneNPS) June 7, 2018
A woman, identified as Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, California was attacked by a bison Tuesday morning while walking along a boardwalk in Yellowstone's Lower Geyser Basin.
“Hancock and a crowd of people approached within ten yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk. At one point, people were closer than 15 feet from the bison. When it crossed the boardwalk, the bison became agitated and charged the crowd, goring Hancock,” officials say.
Hancock was transported to Big Sky Medical Center, apparently in good condition. Sadly this is just one of several animal encounters within the park this month that have resulted in human injury.
So what’s the moral of this story? Don’t approach or interfere with animals in the wild. It’s neither good for them or for us. So let’s break out the binoculars and enjoy their presence from afar folks!
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,
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
A British mountain biker died on Saturday after being shot by a hunter in the French Alps. According to the BBC, the incident occurred when Marc Sutton, 34, was hit by a stray bullet while riding on a popular trail near the town of Montriond. When it happened, Sutton was described as being distinctly identifiable from his brightly colored gear and mountain bike. Sutton’s death parallels an incident with a trail runner, who was also killed by a hunter in the region two weeks prior.