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young otters playing on trail

Trout Lake

Trout Lake is one of our favorite summer destinations. Around early July, the cutthroat/rainbow trout hybrids spawn up the inlet creek, with their backs and fins sticking out of the creek. The otters that call Trout Lake home, gather around whenever they need a snack. We usually end up at […]

Trail sign with bison

Lamar River Trail

The Lamar River Trail is a flat, easy trail and a great way to access the Lamar Valley on foot. Heather and I walked about 3.5 miles of it on our spring trip. Animals were everywhere—bison and pronghorn primarily. We even found some wolf prints, but no wolves. The trail […]

The Large Cabin

Lamar Valley Cabins

There are a lot of places to stay near Yellowstone National Park, but the Lamar Valley Cabins are two of the best. Located in Silver Gate, Montana, just a mile outside the east entrance, the cabins are an ideal place for people who want to focus on wildlife watching in […]

bison backlit in mountains

Beaver Pond Trail {April 2015}

The bison are everywhere in Yellowstone right now! My friend Heather and I spent the weekend in the park and hiked several trails. Ostensibly, we were there to watch wolves, but we didn’t put a lot of effort into that, preferring instead to walk the trails. We didn’t get into […]

Abyss pool

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 […]

Boys sitting on bench by the river in Idaho Falls with a Mormon Temple in the background

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 […]

A bison grazing amidst campers at the Bay Bridge Campground in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.

Yellowstone Campgrounds

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 the link you’ll get to a page that allows you to look at photos and get more information on each one. […]