A first in Yellowstone, as man in Tesla proves his ‘ingenuity’

Ron Sterbenz, a frequent visitor to Yellowstone National Park, was driving in Lamar Valley north of Soda Butte when he noticed a Tesla pulled over with a Starlink internet hookup on its hood and a man inside.

At a destination known for sightings of bison, wolves and bears, and for the overall beauty of the park, the sight of a Starlink on a parked car in Lamar Valley was quite odd, and a Yellowstone first—at least for Sterbenz.

“I thought the person was trying to charge the car and that was why I pulled over, and perhaps they needed help,” Sterbenz told USA Today/For The Win Outdoors. “I also thought maybe the Tesla needed service since the wires went under the hood, or maybe it needed to connect. After seeing the person seemed okay, I drove on.”

Later, Sterbenz learned that the man was using the internet connection for work, putting a whole different spin on the abnormal sighting.

If you work remotely, what better place to do so than Yellowstone?

“A big congrats to him for the ingenuity,” Sterbenz told FTW Outdoors.

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“I was a bit jealous I didn’t have that setup so I could jump on Webex calls. I had never seen anyone with a portable Starlink roadside on the hood in the park. Takes ‘work from home’ to a whole new level; ‘work from really anywhere.’”

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