• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Moran's Diary Page 1

You will notice Moran's diary begins in the middle of a sentence on what is thought to be the second page. It is suspected that a first page exists, because it was included in an earlier transcription; however, its current location remains a mystery.
 
An image of page one of Thomas Moran's Diary.

... of the route lay through a
magnificent forest of pines & firs
all growing straight as a ships
mast, & growing but a few feet apart.
passed over the debris of a great
land slide. where the whole
face of the Mountain had
fallen down at some time,
laying bare a great cliff some
500 feet high. The view of the
lake, as we approached it, was
very beautiful. It is a small
pool formed by the widening of
stream at this point, it is not
more than half a mile in any
direction. The Mountains surrounding
it are about 11,000 feet high & about
3000 ft. above the level of the lake
having snow still upon them
The foot hills are all heavily


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Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.