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Published May 2011.

Web Exclusive: Going to Yellowstone this summer? Check out a meeting!

A member looks to start a meeting in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is comprised of 2.2 million acres and receives 3.9 million visitors a year and yet is home to no regular AA meetings.

My name is Paul, and I work six months a year in Yellowstone Park where the meetings are few and far between, and communication about meeting in the park is hush, hush. In the park, cell phones have limited service, though sometimes you can get Wi-Fi but not always. Landlines work, but they're not cheap if you're on a budget.

I went from a meeting everyday to one once a week, sometimes twice a month. (Thank God for the Big Book and sponsors) There was one at Yellowstone Lake and one at Old Faithful, but few people knew about them, or couldn't find them, so the meetings rarely seemed to open.

-- Paul W.


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