During our stay in the north end of Yellowstone, I noticed something on the map called the Yellowstone Trail. A quick google search filled me in on its history. The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile highway, formed in 1912. You can still drive on this “highway” from Washington all the way to Massachusetts, … Continue reading The Yellowstone Trail and Dog Drama
Our last stop in Yellowstone was Mammoth Hot Springs at the north end of the park. We stayed in this campground last year and liked it, and got an awesome site with a great view. The Mammoth Hot Springs area is a group of hot springs on a hill of travertine. The features are referred … Continue reading Mammoth Hot Springs and an Unusual Find
On our last day staying at Fishing Bridge RV Park, we decided to make a day trip to Cody, Wyoming, and so headed towards the west entrance of the park. Along the way we passed this small pond which we had passed a few times already, but the morning light this time cast a different, … Continue reading Yellowstone – Canyon Area Waterfalls
While we were in Yellowstone, we kept hearing that the Lamar Valley was one of the best places for wildlife sightings, so we planned to spend a day exploring it. We had barely gotten a mile down the road when we saw some big horn sheep. We pulled over and I got a couple of … Continue reading Bison Bonanza
After leaving Grand Teton, we headed straight for Yellowstone. One of the first things we noticed on entering the park was how much snow was still on the ground as compared to Grand Teton! A few of the lakes, such as Sylvan Lake below, were still completely frozen over. We had a 5-night reservation at … Continue reading Yellowstone – Geysers, Tours, and Bears!
One of the nice things about Grand Teton National Park is its close proximity to a very cool city – Jackson, WY. It’s only about a 15 minute drive from the campground so we drove in a few times to check it out. One of our first stops was the Snake River Brewing Company. The … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park Part IV – Jackson
I think the best way to describe our 9 days in Grand Teton would be to call it a wildlife extravaganza! We had heard that early spring was a great time for wildlife viewing, and we were not disappointed. One of the things I wanted to see most was a grizzly bear. We used to … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park Part III – Wildlife
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
We just wrapped up a fantastic 9-day stay in Grand Tetons, and we saw and did so much I’ll have to break it up into a few posts! We stayed in the fabulous Gros Ventre campground. Our friends Sean and Kristy (Long Long Honeymoon) had told us that this was their favorite campsite ever, and … Continue reading Grand Teton National Park – Part I
Since we were already in Wyoming, we knew we had to check out the two National Parks nearby – Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Unfortunately, since we’re on a bit of a schedule to get to my brother’s wedding in Oregon, we only had a couple of days to check out both of them. We started … Continue reading Grand Tetons and Yellowstone – in 2 days!