New this year to Yellowstone National Park is a rule that allows self-guided snowmobile tours into the area, but the events are limited and reservations are required.
More routes inside Yellowstone National Park will open to oversnow travelers thanks to additional snowfall.
Howard Eaton trail riders leave Yellowstone National Park at the North Entrance in the 1900s with the iconic Roosevelt Arch in the background. Notice that some of the men are wearing ties.
This view in Gardiner repeats a view of a photographer in the early 1900s.
As part of her master’s thesis, Kortney Huffman is overlaying the old and new photographs and chronicling the changes over 100 years.
This historical photo shows Howard Eaton riders being assigned their mounts in Gardiner in the early 1900s. When compared to a new photo, the mountain in the background looks much the same.
This is a recreation of the view of the photographer that captured the horseback riders leaving Yellowstone. Note the lack of vegetation on the left side compared to the 1900s shot.
An old and new photograph overlaid show the differences in the development of the park border town of Gardiner over 100 years.
Associate professor of geography at Missouri State University and a former Yellowstone summer tour guide Judith Meyer finds researching the now-abandoned Howard Eaton Trail in Yellowstone National Park an insight into change and sameness.