National Geographic : 2006 Jun
GREAT FAMILY JOURNEYS of the WORLD Wintertime in Yellowstone Perhaps no other location lures America's families like Yellowstone National Park. As one of the country's most beloved destinations, the park intrigues visitors of all ages, and according to wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt, who has spent more than 30 years in the area, there's no better time to visit than winter. "It's almost deserted; you don't see many other people, so you feel quite special and privileged. There's a feeling of exclusivity," he says.The geyser fog, combined with the deep snow, the high mountains, and ice that forms on the trees, makes Yellowstone one of the most unique places in the world. Wildlife abounds during the park's winter months. "The wildlife of Yellowstone move down to the valley, giving visitors an excellent chance of spotting bison, elk, deer, and coyote," says Schmidt. Lucky visitors may see a wolf while taking a drive through Lamar Valley, located in the northern section of the park. "There's nowhere like Yellowstone," adds Schmidt. "When you visit with your family, you all have the sense that together you visited one of the country's greatest inventions." To obtain full Official Rules, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/greatjourneys. PURCHASE IS NOT NECESSARY AND WON'T INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to U.S . residents (excluding Puerto Rico) 18 years or older. Employees of Sponsor NGHT, Inc., d/b/a/ nationalgeo graphic.com ("Sponsor") and related companies (and their families and households) are ineligible. Sweepstakes ends August 15, 2006. To enter, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/greatjourneys, click on the "Sweepstakes" section and follow the directions, or print your first and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, and daytime telephone number, date of birth, and e-mail address (if available) on a 3 x 5 inch card, place in an envelope, affix first-class postage, and send to National Geographic.com Registration Great Journeys Sweepstakes, Attn: Scott Kirby, EFXMEDIA, 2300 South Ninth Street, Suite 136, Arlington, VA 22204. One Grand Prize: National Geographic Expeditions trip for winner and five guests to Yellowstone National Park, Montana from December 26, 2006-January 1, 2007 (ARV:$21,000). Conditions and restrictions apply. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED. .. l 0-8-6-67 0. . . . . . vii our *ebi* at '6'nlegrpi~o/gepdtos 11NTOA 6OR EXEIOS You and five guests could win spots in the National Geographic Expedition "Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone" with an extended private tour of Yellowstone with wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt in a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vehicle. For more details, log on to nationalgeographic.com/ greatjourneys.