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Lamar River Trail

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

bison backlit in mountains
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Beaver Pond Trail {April 2015}

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

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Hike to Natural Bridge in Yellowstone

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. Driving directions, trail info, and more can be found at the bottom of the post. We were supposed to go backpacking last weekend, Heather and I. And climb Electric Peak. We had the permit and everything. But, then […]

Kids in hotspring river
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The Boiling River Yellowstone National Park

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure.   The Boiling River is one of only a few hot springs in Yellowstone National Park for swimming. Here’s how you find the Boiling River and everything you need to know to enjoy your time swimming in Yellowstone. […]

lonestar geyser erupting
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One Day in Yellowstone: Boiling River, Lone Star Geyser, Old Faithful

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. It’s easy to feel like you have to see everything on your Yellowstone trip. But, some of our favorite days are ones where to take the time to really enjoy a few special spots. Here’s a great day we […]

Abyss pool
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West Thumb Geyser Basin

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

Storm point scotland scene
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Hiking to Storm Point in Yellowstone National Park

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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. […]

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

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]

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

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclosure. 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 […]