Yellowstone National Park

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Parker headed first to the area called Roosevelt, so-named because it was thought to be near the place where Theodore Roosevelt camped during his 1903 visit to Yellowstone. Unfortunately it is late in the season - the snow flies pretty early 'round there - and Parker found the area closed to the general public.
 
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Undeterred, Parker and his guides scooted under the fence and hiked up to the Roosevelt Lodge. His guides said that there was a portrait of TR hung over the fireplace so Parker hopped up to take a look.
 
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Parker was popped after all that hiking, and after seeing that there were definitely no rooms to be had at the inn...
 
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...he decided to camp out on the porch for a little nap.
 
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At least, until he was attacked by a strange creature of some sort.
 
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Finally somebody at the Yellowstone River picnic ground invited Parker to lunch.
 
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After a lunch that big, Parker headed for the latrine where a gentleman snapped this picture while muttering something like "Guess that answers that age-old question." Parker wasn't sure of his meaning and decided that he was probably touched.
 
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Parker standing in front of Electric Peak, Yellowstone's highest mountain.
 
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In front of Roosevelt Arch, dedicated by TR in 1903 "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people."
 

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
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