The are several lakes in Grand Teton National Park. Jenny Lake is one of the smaller ones, and the water is amazingly, beautifully clear. We visited this lake a couple of times – one afternoon we hiked to where String Lake pours into Jenny Lake, and had lunch sitting on the rocks overlooking the water. … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park Part II – Lakes and Hikes
I made only two advance reservations for this trip – and one of them was for Zion National Park. I hate making reservations too far in advance, but we heard that Zion was so popular that it was highly recommended to do so. We had a short drive over from Kodachrome, and arrived at the … Continue reading Zion National Park and Crazy Dog Antics
As much as we loved our day visiting Arches National Park, we knew Moab had a lot more to offer. We spent our second day exploring Deadhorse Point State Park, which was about a 30 minute drive outside of Moab. One of the features of the park is a peninsula of rock above sheer sandstone … Continue reading More Moab
As I mentioned in my last post, we had to leave Nehalem Bay State Park on Tuesday because they were completely booked. During our stay there we had explored many of the surrounding cities, and we spotted a marina that have RVs parked right on the bay. We called and made a reservation, and had … Continue reading Kelly’s Marina near Rockaway Beach
Deas and I spent a night at the Mammoth Springs campground in Yellowstone earlier this week, and ended up having a pretty interesting experience. When we drove into the campground, there were signs everywhere warning people not to approach the elk. I spoke to the woman who was camping next to us, and she said … Continue reading Elk Encounter!
We’d just spent about 3 weeks in Colorado, and as much as we loved it, I was ready to get another state border crossing under my belt. The border of Wyoming was only about 4 hours away, so we packed up early that morning and headed out. After a few hours of more Colorado loveliness, … Continue reading Wyoming Bound
Our next stop after Durango was Silverton, which is a very small former mining town. At 9300 feet, it is the 12th highest city in the country! It is a tiny little town, and we found that a lot of the restaurants in town were closed, so we only stayed one night. Shorty got a … Continue reading Silverton and the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray