Yellowstone National Park Hiking

July 23-27, 2016 – We’re fortunate to live a day’s drive from Yellowstone National Park.  We decided to take advantage of this fact, booked a room at the (new) Canyon lodging, and headed out.  Our preference is to try to find more out of the way hikes, or at the very least start hikes early enough…

Lake Hiking at Grand Teton National Park

September 11, 2011 – We woke up relatively early and realized there was a bike race in Jackson.  The clues were the sold out hotel where the majority of cars had road bikes and crew signs, as well as the completely packed breakfast places.  So our breakfast spot of Bubba’s BBQ was going to be…

Yellowstone – Another Geyser Day

September 10, 2011 – We spent the night at the cabins near the Canyon Visitor Center, so it made sense to start the day at Yellowstone Canyon.  We were still feeling the 4000’+ elevation gain/drop and over 32 miles hiked from the first part of the trip, so thought that the walk down to the…

Yellowstone – Bunsen Peak and More Geysers

September 9, 2011 – We awoke to another beautiful but slightly cold morning.  It’s usually near freezing when we wake up around 7:00, and then warms up to the mid-70s by 10 or 11am.  So we were slightly chilly as we headed to breakfast at Canyon Cafeteria, but some coffee and warm food soon perked…

Yellowstone – Mount Washburn and Bison

September 8, 2011 – We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Canyon cafeteria and then headed over to Mt. Washburn.  We saw some buffalo along the way, and saw some grey jays and Clark’s nutcrackers, as well as a few marmots.  The scenic views from the top were amazing, as usual. After the hike we…

Goodbye Glacier, Hello Yellowstone

September 7, 2011 – Our last day in Glacier National Park began with a breakfast of buffalo hash (delicious!), thick cut rye toast (nice and doughy), and French toast (almost like bread pudding – great) at Eddie’s Cafe.  They only had two servers, but at least they kept the coffee full while we waited.  🙂…

Grand Tetons: Bradley/Taggart Lake Trails and Jackson Lake

August 4, 2009 – We began our day in by getting breakfast at Bubba’s BBQ.  They have great biscuits and gravy, and the coffee is good, dark, and refills are quick. We needed to be properly fortified for our first hike of the day: Taggart and Bradley Lake.  The views were great, and we didn’t…