Built around the iconic Yellowstone geyser, the Old Faithful area is home to wintering wildlife, a thermally heated river, three geyser basins (Upper, Middle and Lower), several hotels (one of which is open in the winter) and great skiing. While it can be expensive to get to and stay at […]
This is a guest post by Chris Hondorf. We often recommend a wildlife tour with his company, Yellowstone Guidelines, when we create your custom itinerary. Planning for a vacation in the Yellowstone area can be a daunting task. People are often unprepared for the vastness of the region. How do […]
There are a lot of outfitters leading horseback riding trips in Yellowstone National Park, but our favorite is Wilderness Pack Trips. Erin and Mike Thompson, the owners of these Yellowstone horses, take you off the trail and into the sagebrush or woods. Wilderness Pack Trips leads both day trips and overnight […]
Yellowstone is a destination in itself, but there are so many things to see and do on your way to the first national park.
Yellowstone Expeditions yurt camp is my favorite way to experience winter in Yellowstone. It’s cozy, but remote; wild, but civilized.
West Yellowstone is a destination in its own right. Here are five ways to enjoy West Yellowstone in autumn (plus a bonus!).
After reading tons of books and spending many, many days in Yellowstone National Park, these are what I consider the best guidebooks for Yellowstone.
This Labor Day we braved the cool temperatures (mid-20s at night!) and met friends for camping at Hebgen Lake, just outside of West Yellowstone. The boys and I drove down Friday early afternoon, set up camp, explored, read, and basically relaxed. After dinner and s’mores around one of my famous upside-down […]
Before you even board an airplane or load your car for a roadtrip, you can get to know Yellowstone National Park. A little pre-trip research goes a long way in getting kids exciting about an upcoming trip. When they get into the park, they’ll be able to teach you a […]
Anders and I are getting ready for our annual mother-son backpacking trip, and I was reflecting back on last year’s trip in Yellowstone. We hiked along the Yellowstone River Trail from Hellroaring Trailhead to the Eagle Creek Campground near Jardine. We walked through wildflowers, biting insects, patches of trees and […]
In the last weekend of May 2015, we took a walk along the Beaver Pond Loop, one of our favorite early season hikes. It’s about five miles, and other than a steepish hill for the first 3/4 of a mile, it’s pretty mellow. This year it seems like the wildflowers […]
Last week we went to a talk about bear safety by Dr. Tom Smith. Dr. Smith is the expert in human/bear conflicts—grizzly, black, and polar. He is also a friend and someone my husband and I work with in our roles at Polar Bears International (PBI). The talk was sponsored […]