Secret Yellowstone on National Geographic Channel

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen. I’ve been there many times and each trip always brings new revelations. (Here are some links to photos I took the last time we were there: Slough Creek Whitewater, Buffalo Fights for Survival in Yellowstone.)

Ann and I watched Secret Yellowstone on National Geographic Channel last night. The introduction had the kind of hype that is used to sell products on late-night infomercials. We were prepared for a superficial "scare the tourist" video and we were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the content and special effects.

In this video, National Geographic went deep inside the 2 million acre national park to reveal the backcountry wilderness few have seen. They showed a few of the 300 newly discovered waterfalls, some of them stunningly scenic. They focused on the impact of how wolves, back after five decades of absence from Yellowstone, are helping restore the balance in the ecosystem alongside the grizzly bear and bison. The big "secret" is the geology of Yellowstone — the giant well of molten lava underneath the beautiful park. If you like Yellowstone,I highly recommend this show. I hope to hike to some of the newly discovered waterfalls the next time I’m there.

Here’s the introduction from YouTube.