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West Thumb Geyser Basin
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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Perched on the edge of Yellowstone Lake, at the heart of Yellowstone National Park, is West Thumb Geyser Basin. Pinks, blues, oranges, yellows, rusty browns, and verdant greens fill the hot spring-pocked landscape before running into the country’s largest lake above 7,000 feet. Yellowstone Lake is shaped a little like […]

Storm Point, Canyon, and online friends
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Storm Point, Canyon, and online friends

Driving directions, trail info, and more can be found at the bottom of the post. In August of 2012, I met up with Michele and her family for a hike to Storm Point. Michele and I “met” online. It wasn’t quite a dating service, but through a group of outdoor/kids-and-nature/play-outdoors […]

What to See at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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What to See at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

There is a lot to see and do at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You could spend days–or longer!– exploring the canyon, but most people just don’t have the time. So, here’s what you don’t want to miss. Canyon Visitor Education Center  Make your first stop at the visitor […]

Idaho Falls
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Idaho Falls

A lot of Yellowstone visitors fly into Idaho Falls. If you find you have a few extra hours in IF, we have some fun things for you to do. River Walk The Snake River flows through Idaho Falls and a greenbelt/bike path follows both side of the river. A few […]

Breakfast at Canyon Campground.
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Yellowstone Campgrounds

This is part of a multi-blog series of campground reviews. You can click through others at the bottom of this post.  Yellowstone National Park has twelve campgrounds for car camping. I’m going to review a few of them, but all of the campgrounds are listed below and if you follow […]

Heather points out the Lake Hotel from a viewpoint.
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Hike Elephant Back Mountain in Yellowstone

On our August 2014 trip to Jellystone, Heather and I braved the rain (drizzle) to walk up Elephant Back Mountain. It’s a well-known trail in the Lake area, but neither of us had done it. We drove to the trailhead, but then realized it’s a really short walk from the Lake […]