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Getting to Yellowstone

Getting to Yellowstone

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Moraine Park Campground, RMNP – 7:20 am, 41 degrees We woke to small clicking and crunching noises outside of our tent. Having heard these sounds before in the Rocky Mountains, we had a pretty good idea what it was: foraging elk. We sat quietly in our tent, listening. Hooves casually click-clacked on the … Continue reading

Death Valley to Zion

Death Valley to Zion

Westward Wanderlust Day 19 Death Valley National Park, CA July 28th, 2012 We woke to an intensely bright morning light and a cloudless blue sky.  The sparkling spectacle of the Death Valley night had long since been scorched by the merciless desert sun and we quickly became acquainted with the true nature of the beast. … Continue reading

Yosemite to Kings Canyon

Yosemite to Kings Canyon

Westward Wanderlust Day 17 Fire Road 15564, near Yosemite National Park, CA July 26th, 2012 Waking up camping is one of my favorite moments in life. I often experience that momentary “Wait – where am I?” feeling as the stratums of sleep are peeled away. But instead of panic following this flash of obscurity, it … Continue reading

Portland to Crater Lake

Portland to Crater Lake

Westward Wanderlust Day 13 Portland, OR July 22th, 2012 I awoke feeling like I had not slept.  Last night’s experience can be summed up with the following phrases: “Where the hell is the highway?” and “You have GOT to be kidding me!”  I shall explain. After our delicious meal at Hopworks Urban Brewery, we debated … Continue reading

Mount Rainier to Mount St. Helens

Mount Rainier to Mount St. Helens

Westward Wanderlust Day 12 Mount Rainier National Park, WA July 21st, 2012   The morning was saturated with the rich scent of burnt wood, remnants of the cedar logs that had smoldered late into the night.  The cozy fireplace had made the atmosphere in Oak Cabin complete.  We probably stayed up later than we needed … Continue reading

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Westward Wanderlust Day 10 Heart ‘o the Hills Campground, Olympic National Park, WA July 19th, 2012   As we searched for sleep last night in the back of the car, the hush of the late hours was broken by the shrill cries of a screech owl.  Windows cracked in an attempt to cut the humidity … Continue reading