Trip Reports

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Things To Do On Your Way To Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a destination in itself, but there are so many things to see and do on your way to the first national park. 

Our guide, Kayla, knew how to handle the powdery snow.
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Top Things to Do in Yellowstone in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Yellowstone National Park. Here are the top things to do in Yellowstone in winter. 

Yellowstone Expedition’s Yurt Camp.
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Exploring Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland with Yellowstone Expeditions

Yellowstone Expeditions yurt camp is my favorite way to experience winter in Yellowstone. It’s cozy, but remote; wild, but civilized. 

Five Ways to Enjoy Fall in West Yellowstone
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Five Ways to Enjoy Fall in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone is a destination in its own right. Here are five ways to enjoy West Yellowstone in autumn (plus a bonus!).

Best guidebooks for Yellowstone
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Best guidebooks for Yellowstone

After reading tons of books and spending many, many days in Yellowstone National Park, these are what I consider the best guidebooks for Yellowstone.

The blurping of the mudpots kept everyone's attention.
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Labor Day in the Park (Two Ribbons, Harlequin Lake, Monument Geyser, Artists Paintpots)

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 […]

Get Your Kids Ready for Your Yellowstone Trip
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Get Your Kids Ready for Your Yellowstone Trip

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 […]

Backpacking the Yellowstone River Trail
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Backpacking the Yellowstone River Trail

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 […]

Early Summer Wildflowers in Yellowstone
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Early Summer Wildflowers in Yellowstone

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 […]

Grizzly tracks on the Bechler river trail in yellowstone
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What should you do when you see a grizzly bear?

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 […]

5 Yellowstone Hikes for Kids and Families
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5 Yellowstone Hikes for Kids and Families

We are lucky to live less than an hour from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park and even luckier to get to spend lots of time in one of the world’s first national park. It isn’t easy picking 5 hikes in a park that is so full of wonderful […]

Trout Lake
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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 […]