Home » Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »State of Wyoming » Currently Reading:

New Phone Apps May Be Problematic

phone app

New phone applications are becoming available to help visitors to Yellowstone National Park know where wolves, bears or other wildlife have been spotted and improve their odds of also viewing the animals.  The results potentially could be mixed; not only enabling visitors to experience more wildlife, but increasing wildlife jams along park roads.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says, however, the actual effects of the new features are likely to be limited.  Nash points out that to a degree, their success depends not only upon widespread adoption by users but the available of cell service – which he points out is limited in Yellowstone. Nash says the park does offer phone apps that aren’t as dependent upon immediate updates.  Among those programs are those that can be seen on a website while planning a trip, and others that can be downloaded to an i-phone or player to help the user understand what they are seeing or help plan the next step of their trip.  While those applications require initial connectivity, Nash says they do not require them while in the park.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin