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Hike to Natural Bridge in Yellowstone
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Hike to Natural Bridge in Yellowstone

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 it rained. A lot. And snowed in the mountains; it snowed on […]

The Boiling River Yellowstone National Park
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The Boiling River Yellowstone National Park

  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. The Boiling River Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone is known for its hot […]

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

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 had in August 2009. We started out with a soak in the […]

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 […]

Hiking to Storm Point in Yellowstone National Park
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Hiking to Storm Point in Yellowstone National Park

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 […]

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 […]