Tagged with Yellowstone

Of Bridges, Bear Safety, and Cartoon Rangers

Of Bridges, Bear Safety, and Cartoon Rangers

May 9th, 2016. 7:20 a.m., 45 degrees – Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. It can be challenging to sleep in at a campground situated on a spit of land surrounded by a loop of road. Especially when that road is the only way to travel between Yellowstone’s Historic North Entrance and the … Continue reading

A Spring Day in Yellowstone

A Spring Day in Yellowstone

Sunday, May 8th, 2016 – Canyon Campground, Gallatin National Forest, Montana 6:30 a.m. – 42 degrees Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we were back on the road to Yellowstone. The morning sky was a bright blue pallet on which we would paint our day. (24 minutes later…) 6:54 a.m. Historic North Entrance, Yellowstone National Park, Montana We … Continue reading

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

The Last Day in Yellowstone

The Last Day in Yellowstone

Westward Wanderlust, Day 6 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming July 15th, 2012 Last night’s fog was followed by many hours of rain. As we broke camp at Lewis Lake, grey clouds moved across the morning sun, doing little to dry our rain-soaked tent. We were packed and moving before 9:00am, heading to the Old Faithful Basin … 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

Treading Unstable Ground

Treading Unstable Ground

Westward Wanderlust, Day 4 July 13th, 2012 Yellowstone National Park, Montana We were up bright and early and on the Yellowstone Loop. We stopped at Shoshone Lake for breakfast and coffee, crossed the Continental Divide, and headed towards the most famous geothermal feature of them all, the ever reliable, Old Faithful. But first, we were … Continue reading

The Road to Yellowstone

The Road to Yellowstone

Westward Wanderlust, Day 3 July 12, 2012 Big Horn National Forest, WY Good morning Leigh Creek, even though I know you never went to sleep. I heard you singing as I slept, into my dreams you crept. This beautiful morning at Leigh Creek was accompanied by a delicious YPB breakfast (Greek Yogurt & Peanut Butter). … Continue reading