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Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 1

Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 1

Westward Wanderlust Day 22 Willow Creek, Colorado July 31st, 2012 The morning dew had settled into small shadowed beads on the shell of our trusty red and grey North Face.  This was to be our last morning waking up in the tent. The morning sun shined brightly on Willow Creek Reservoir.  A slight breeze quivered … Continue reading

Arches to Rocky Mountain

Arches to Rocky Mountain

Westward Wanderlust Day 21 Hwy 313 Outside of Moab, Utah July 30, 2012 The sputtering blast of engine brakes jolted me from sleep.  The car windows beaded with condensation from our sleeping breath and I realized how warm I was. Our mobile bedroom had become a steam cooker on wheels, poaching our sleep and sweat-saturated … 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

A Day of Bison

A Day of Bison

Westward Wanderlust, Day 5 July 14th, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, WY After a sound night’s sleep, we woke in Yellowstone and promptly left it. We headed South, out of Yellowstone and into Grand Teton National Park. As we entered the park, we couldn’t help but let our mouths hang agape at the magnificent mountains … Continue reading

From the Cave to the Tower

From the Cave to the Tower

We woke to the wind in the trees at Elk Mountain Campground. The sun was just beginning to rise over the hills, and all was still. The morning was quiet, barely awake yet. From the hilltop were we set our stakes, we watched the sunlight slowly unfurl the last layers of night from the trees. … Continue reading