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Construction on Wraith Falls Trail Temporarily Halts Access

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Date: June 26, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, (307) 344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, (307) 344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190               

June 26, 2009 09-046
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015


Construction on Wraith Falls TrailTemporarily Halts Access

Construction work on the Wraith Falls Trails will temporarily curtail access to this popular falls in Yellowstone National Park.

Wraith Falls is a 100-foot cascade, located a short distance off the Grand Loop Road east of Mammoth Hot Springs. The half -mile long trail was closed earlier this spring for trail restoration. This short closure will allow for the construction of handrails to the viewing platform and enhance visitor safety.

A National Park Service crew will work over the weekend so the trail can be reopened to the public late Monday afternoon.

The Wraith Falls Trail work is funded by a donation from the Yellowstone Park Foundation. The nonprofit Yellowstone Park Foundation has been Yellowstone National Park's official fundraising partner organization since 1996. The Foundation works in cooperation with the park to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience of Yellowstone. Learn more at http://www.ypf.org.

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Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.