A shot of Yellowstone National Park’s North entrance road between Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said flooding caused by a combination of torrential rains and melting snow caused sufficient damage at the park to keep its northern portion closed for a long period of time.

CODY — Its 150th anniversary — once expected to bring record visitation to Yellowstone National Park — ended with lower-than-normal attendance, but Superintendent Cam Sholly is still smiling.

In a summer during which the park had to be evacuated and repaired due to flooding, Sholly said it bounced back better than he could have anticipated.

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