Been to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon – and a number of the other Parks in the West and Southwest. Grand
Teton is one of the most stunningly beautiful places I’ve ever been to.
But to be honest with you – black folks are a bit thin on the ground in these parts. Then again, the population of the whole state of Wyoming is smaller than Washington, DC.
Now that doesn’t mean you are not welcome – and it sure has heck doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the trip.
Reporting from Yosemite National Park— Their YosemiteValley tour was nearing its end, and the church ladies and gents from South Los Angeles had heard enough. Almost.
“He’s been telling us stories he thinks we want to hear for two hours,” said Ann Hale, 70, heaving a sigh of frustration from the back of the tram.
“We’re still waiting for at least a few words about Yosemite’s African American Buffalo Soldiers,” Hale grumbled to a fellow passenger. (more…)