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Trail Work Temporarily Halts Wraith Falls Access

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Date: May 5, 2009
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
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009  09-027
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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Trail Work Temporarily Halts Wraith Falls Access

Construction work on a popular, short trail will temporarily curtail the opportunity to view a popular Yellowstone waterfall.

Wraith Falls is a 100-foot cascade, located a short distance off the Grand Loop Road east of Mammoth Hot Springs.

Park trail crews will be working through May 28 on a project which was started last year.   
While the half -mile long trail will be open every night and Friday through Sunday during this period, there will be no access to a view of the falls until the project is completed.

The Wraith Falls Trail restoration is funded by a donation from the Yellowstone Park Foundation. The restoration of this trail represents the 18th completed trail project made possible by the Yellowstone Trails Fund Initiative. In 2006 and 2007, the Yellowstone Park Foundation raised $2 million for the Initiative, with the goal of restoring 100% of the park's most heavily used trails by 2016 -- the centennial of the National Park Service.

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 www.ypf.org.

www.nps.gov/yell -

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.