The Lake Hotel

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread. ~ John Muir

Yellowstone became our first National Park in March of 1872. The Lake Hotel was built in 1891, redesigned and enlarged in 1903, and is the oldest operating hotel in the park.
Photo by Richard Fogg.

She Walks Alone

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Photo by Richard Fogg

She walks alone against the dusky sky,
With something of the manner of a queen-
Her gesturing peaks, imperious and high;
Her snowy brow, serene.
Under her feet, a tapestry of pine;
Veiling her marble figure, purple haze,
Draped with a scarf of clouds at timber-line,
In a billowy silken maze.
~ Lew Sarett