- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The popular Brink of the Lower Falls Trail in Yellowstone National Park has reopened.

Crews removed a large boulder, cleaned up a mud slide and repaired damage to the trail caused by heavy rains in May.

Crews had to break apart the 7-by-8-foot long boulder that came down and blocked the trail. Part of the boulder remains in place on the trail to act as a catch basin to protect the trail from further rock fall.

Remaining pieces were used in the restoration of the damaged trail.

As a precaution, crews also released some loose boulders on the slope above that may have come down and damaged the trail in the future.

Rangers caution that many trails and other areas in Yellowstone are still saturated by recent rain and snowmelt.



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