After this past week, it is hard to believe that spring schedules are about to be launched in the national parks here. Still, Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to over-snow travel Friday beginning at the East entrance and spring plowing will start as road segments close through the following week. Over-snow travel will end for the season totally beginning Friday, March 15th at 9:00 pm. Weather permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel Friday, April 19th at 8 am. At the same time, facilities in the park will begin to close for the season as well. At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services will close Sunday, March 3rd. The Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins close Sunday, March 3rd. The Bear Den Gift Shop, the Geyser Grill, and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center will close Friday, March 15th. The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana, is open to automobiles all year.