Haynes Picture Shops (Inc.), address, Yellowstone Park, Wyo., in summer, and 341 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., at any season, maintains picture shops at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Thumb, Fishing Bridge, Grand Canyon, and Tower Falls, and stands in various hotels and lodges for sale of photographs in all sizes and styles, as well as hand-painted enlargements, lantern slides, motion pictures, souvenir post cards, photographic supplies, and guidebooks. Laboratories in the park are maintained for developing, printing, and enlarging photographs.
STORES AND NEWSSTANDS
At Mammoth Hot Springs a general store is operated by Pryor and Trischman, who also maintain a store where food supplies can be obtained by campers in the free auto camp.
The Park Curio Shop, Mammoth Hot Springs, operates a combined curio shop, coffee shop, and soda fountain, and at the free auto camp a combined lunch room and cafeteria.
At Old Faithful, Mr. C. A. Hamilton operates two general stores, one near the hotel and the other in the public auto camp.
At West Thumb and Lake (between Lake Hotel and Lake Lodge) general stores are also operated, with store at Fishing Bridge free auto camp.
At the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, near Canyon Junction, Pryor and Trischman conduct the general store that serves the Canyon district.
At Tower Falls a general store and lunch room is maintained by Mr. J. E. Haynes, and a small general store is operated in connection with Camp Roosevelt.
In all of the general stores, in addition to complete lines of groceries, clothing, and campers' supplies, are carried curios, souvenirs, tobacco, smokers' supplies, etc. Stores are open before and after park season to serve motorists, weather permitting.
In all the hotels and lodges there are newsstands at which curios, souvenirs, newspapers, magazines, tobacco, smokers' supplies, etc., are also available.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND EXPENSES
The Old Faithful Inn and Canyon Hotel, operated by the Yellowstone Park Hotel Co., will be open during the 1936 season from June 20 to September 12, the hotel at Mammoth will be open for lodging accommodations only, and Lake Hotel will remain closed as during the three previous seasons. These are first-class hotels with the charm of a wilderness setting, and the rates are comparable with those that prevail in metropolitan hotels of the same type, though all supplies have to be hauled great distances. The rates range from $2.75 per day without meals for one person in a room without bath to $9 per day for a room with bath for one person, meals included. Meals only: Breakfast, $1.25; lunch and dinner, $1.50 each. Telephone and telegraph service is available in each hotel.
Lodges are maintained at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, and Canyon by the Yellowstone Park Lodge & Camps Co. Including meals (American plan), the rate is $4.50 a day, with children under 2 free and up to 8 years old, half rates. Also operated on European plan.
CABINS AND TENTS
These are available at rates ranging from $1 a night for one person to $2.50 for four persons. They are equipped with the necessary furniture, and if one does not have all his camping equipment, linen and cooking utensils may be rented. There are cafeterias at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Fishing Bridge, West Thumb, and Canyon automobile camps; cabin accommodations and meals at Camp Roosevelt.
Speed boats, launches, rowboats, and fishing tackle may be rented from the Yellowstone Park Boat Co. Launches, including the use of fishing tackle, cost $3.50 an hour. Half-hour speed-boat trips on Yellowstone Lake will be made for $1 a person. You can rent a rod, reel, and landing net for 50 cents a day. A boat trip, including fishing and fish fry at Stevenson Island, is a popular feature.
SADDLE HORSES AND GUIDES
There is no better way to see the park than on horseback over some of the 900 miles of trails. There are an unlimited number of special trips scheduled, such as to Cascade Lake from the Canyon Hotel and to Lone Star Geyser from Old Faithful Inn, for prices as low as $2.50. Horses may be rented at $0.75 an hour; $2.50 for a half day; and $3.50 for a full day of 8 hours. Guide service is available for $1 an hour; $3 a half day; and $5 for a full day.
PUBLIC CAMP GROUNDS
There are about 15 improved camp grounds supplied with water, sanitary facilities, and cooking grates. There are also between 25 and 30 smaller sites, scattered throughout the park, which are especially attractive to persons wishing to get away from the main points of concentration. Wood yards are operated on the cash-and-carry basis where firewood may be obtained at reasonable prices.
Swimming pools, using natural hot water from the hot springs and geysers, are located at Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful.
The Yellowstone Park Transportation Co. maintains bus and special car service for transportation to and from all park entrances, park tours, side trips, and Grand Teton National Park, south of Yellowstone. Inquire at any concentration point in the park for rates and schedules.
In connection with railway tickets to Gardiner, Bozeman, Gallatin Gateway, and West Yellowstone, Mont., and Cody, Wyo., standard 3-1/2-day tours of Yellowstone Park are sold at all railroad ticket offices, where full information may be obtained. The basic rate for these tours, including hotel accommodations and bus transportation in the park, is $41.50. The rate for lodge accommodations and bus transportation is $39.50.
An extensive system of trails is available for the saddle-horse lover desiring to visit the more remote and wilder sections of the park. Away from the beaten paths the watcher on the trail is amply rewarded in the study of wild animals in their native retreats during summer months. It is here that nature, except for trails, remains undisturbed; where scenic beauty is so vividly impressed; where spots that appeal may be studied to your heart's content, uninterrupted by any schedule of transportation.
HOWARD EATON TRAIL
The Howard Eaton Trail is a linking-up of a former series of short trails. It will be noted that the listing on page 32 discloses the main points of interest in the order viewed by automobile travel, starting from and ending at Mammoth Hot Springs. The Howard Eaton Trail follows closely the "loop" road, touching those points of interest visited by vehicle travel, yet the trail is sufficiently distant from the road at most points to avoid contact, except at key points of interest, with travelers on the "loop" highway. The traveler by trail may start from any other station listed, reversing the route or otherwise arranging the trip to meet his requirements.
The Canyon-to-Norris or Norris-to-Canyon crosscut enables the hurried traveler to split the entire route into sections to be traveled as time affords. Certain branch trails may also be taken where they link with the Howard Eaton Trail. Complete information and directions regarding branch trails may be secured at the various ranger stations throughout the park.
FOR SALE IN THE PARK
ANIMAL LIFE OF YELLOWSTONE PARK. By Vernon Bailey. 241 pages.
THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By H. M. Chittenden. 286 pages. Historical and descriptive.
BOB FLAME, Ranger. By Dorr G. Yeager. 295 pages.
CUBBY IN WONDERLAND. A book primarily for children by Frances Joyce Farnsworth. 140 pages.
CUBBY RETURNS. By Frances Joyce Farnsworth. 170 pages.
TRAPPER JIM'S FABLES OF SHEEPEATER INDIANS IN YELLOWSTONE. By La Verne H. Fitzgerald.
THE TREES AND SHRUBS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By P. H. Hawkins. 125 pages.
HAYNES GUIDE TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By J. E. Haynes. 159 pages.
MAW'S VACATION IN THE YELLOWSTONE. By Emerson Hough. 70 pages.
DISCOVERY OF THE YELLOWSTONE, 1870. By N. P. Langford. 188 pages.
POEMS OF NATURE AND WILD LIFE. By E. J. Sawyer. 74 pages.
BIRDS OF THE YELLOWSTONE. By M. P. Skinner.
THE YELLOWSTONE NATURE BOOK. By M. P. Skinner. 299 pages.
BEARS OF THE YELLOWSTONE. By M. P. Skinner. 151 pages.
THE AMERICAN ANTELOPE. By M. P. Skinner. 27 pages.
TRAILSIDE NOTES. A guide to the road between Mammoth Springs and Old Faithful. 35 pages.
TREES AND FLOWERS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By Frank E. A. Thone. 92 pages.
OUR WILDERNESS NEIGHBORS. By Dorr G. Yeager. 160 pages.
OH, RANGER! By H. M. Albright and F. J. Taylor. 272 pages.
MAP OF THE YELLOWSTONE. By Jo Moro. (The fun map of the park.)
MOTORISTS' GUIDE. Distributed in the park only. Free.
FISHES OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By Hugh M. Smith and W. C. Kendall. 30 pages, illustrated. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 5 cents.
GEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By Arnold Hague. 24 pages, illustrated. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 10 cents.
GEYSERS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARR. By Walter Harvey Weed. 32 pages, illustrated. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 15 cents.
FOSSIL FORESTS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By F. H. Knowlton. 32 pages, illustrated. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 15 cents.
RECREATIONAL MAP. Federal reservations throughout the United States with recreational opportunities. Brief descriptions of principal ones. National Park Service, Washington, D. C. Free.
GLIMPSES OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS. Illustrated, 92 pages. National Park Service, Washington, D. C. Free.
NATIONAL PARKS PORTFOLIO. By Robert Sterling Yard. Cloth bound. More than 300 carefully chosen illustrations. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. $1.50
FAUNA OF THE NATIONAL PARKS. Series No. 1. By G. M. Wright, J. S. Dixon, and B. H. Thompson. 157 pages, illustrated. Survey of wildlife conditions in the national parks. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 20 cents.
FAUNA OF THE NATIONAL PARKS. Series No. 2. By George M. Wright and Ben H. Thompson. 142 pages, illustrated. Wildlife Management in the National Parks. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. 20 cents.
MAP OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. 38-1/4 by 39-1/4 inches, scale 2 miles to the inch. U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D. C. 25 cents.
PLANTS OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. By W. B. McDougall and Herma A. Baggley. Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D. C. Illustrated.
ALBRIGHT, H. M., and TAYLOR, F. J. "Oh, Ranger!" A book about the National Parks.
ALTER, J. CECIL. James Bridger. A biography.
______. Through the Heart of the Scenic West. 220 pages, illustrated. 1927. Shepard Book Co., Salt Lake City, Utah.
BURROUGHS, JOHN. Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt. 111 pp., illustrated. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston and New York.
CHANEY, JACK. Foolish Questions, Yellowstone National Park. Published by Haynes Picture Shops (Inc.), St. Paul, Minn. Fourth edition, 1929. 94 pp., illustrated.
DUNRAVEN, EARL OF. The Great Divide: Travels in the Upper Yellowstone in Summer of 1874. 1876. 377 pp., illustrated. Reprinted in 1917 under title of Hunting in the Yellowstone, edited by Horace Kephart, 333 pp.
EVARTS, HAL G. Passing of the Old West. 1921. Relates to wildlife of the park.
FARIS, JOHN T. Roaming the Rockies. Farrar & Rinehart. 333 pp., illustrated, 1930.
FARQUHAR, FRANCIS P. Reading Up on the Yellowstone. Free pamphlet published and distributed by Haynes Picture Shops (Inc.), St. Paul, Minn.
FORDYCE, Dr. C. P. Trail Craft, 1922. 202 pp. Published by Stewart Kidd Co., Cincinnati.
FREEMAN, LEWIS R. Down the Yellowstone. 1922. 282 pp., illustrated. Published by Dodd, Mead & Co.
FROTHINGHAM, ROBERT. Trails Through the Golden West. Robert M. McBride and Company, New York.
HOLMES, BURTON. Travelogues, vol. 6: The Yellowstone National Park; the Grand Canyon of Arizona; Moki Land. 1908. 336 pp., illustrated.
JACKSON, WM. H., and HOWARD R. DRIGGS. The Pioneer Photographer. 1929. 314 pp. illustrated. The World Book Co., Yonkers-on-Hudson, N. Y.
JEFFERS, LE ROY. Call of the Mountains. 1922. 282 pp., illustrated. Published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York.
KANE, J. F. Picturesque America. 1935. 256 pp., illustrated. Published by Frederick Gumbrecht, Brooklyn, N. Y.
KELLEY, EDGEMOND, and CHICK. Three Scout Naturalists in the National Parks. Brewer, Warren & Putnam. 1931.
KIPLING, RUDYARD. American notes. Issued in several editions. One chapter contains an account of a trip through the Yellowstone Park in 1889.
MILLS, ENOS A. Your National Parks. 532 pp., illustrated. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1917.
MUIR, JOHN. Our National Parks. 1909. 382 pp., illustrated.
QUICK, HERBERT. Yellowstone Nights. 1911. 345 pp.
ROLFE, MARY A. Our National Parks. Book two, 1928. 329 pp., illustrated. Benj. H. Sanborn & Co., Chicago, New York, and Boston.
RYDBERG, PER AXEL. Catalogue of the flora of Montana and the Yellowstone National Park. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, vol. 1, 1900. 492 pp., map.
SETON, ERNEST THOMPSON. Life Histories of Northern Animals. 1909. Two quarto volumes, 1,267 pp., with 68 maps and 560 drawings. Deals largely with Yellowstone mammals.
SKINNER, M. P. The American Antelope. 1923. 27 pp., illustrated.
SMITH WALLACE. On the Trail in Yellowstone. 1924. 105 pp., illustrated. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
WARREN, EDWARD R. The Beaver in Yellowstone Park. Notes on the Beaver in Estes Park, Colo. Roosevelt Wild Animal Annals. Syracuse University, October 1926.
WRIGHT, WILLIAM H. The Grizzly Bear. Scribner's. 1909. 274 pp., illustrated. The Black Bear. Scribner's. 1910. 127 pp., illustrated.
YARD, ROBERT STERLING. The Top of the Continent. 1917. 244 pp., illustrated. The Book of National Parks. Scribner's. 1926. 444 pp., 74 illustrations, 14 maps and diagrams.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES OF HOT SPRINGS, GEYSERS, AND FUMAROLES
[Based upon observations made by the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D. C.]
All given temperatures are at best only approximate, as they vary considerably from time to time. At 6,000 feet pure water boils at 200.3° F. or 93.5° C.; at 6,800 feet at 198.4° F., 92.5° C.; and at 8,000 feet at 195.8° F., 91.0° C.
PROMINENT GEYSERS AND SPRINGS
LOWER GEYSER BASIN (INCLUDING MIDWAY GEYSER BASIN)
Last Updated: 20-Jun-2010