Category: National Parks

Old Faithful Isn’t Always On Time And Other Secrets of Yellowstone

October 3, 2016

Today is the day to see Old Faithful.  It goes off consistently every 90 minutes, plus or minus 13 minutes.  I woke up and checked the schedule to get an idea of when we should drop by and I see this:   If you can’t read it, it says something to effect of, “Last eruption,…

How To Enter Yellowstone On Your First Day

October 1, 2016

Scott and I love the thrill of looking for that unexpected grab-you-by-the-ass wonder.  There’s no cool kid way of describing how it feels when your soul gets tickled.  That’s why we travel.  Often places will do that to people and they talk about it with a reverence.  When you get there yourself… it just doesn’t…

Big Horn National Forest

September 30, 2016

I know when I’m tapping on the rooftop of my skill level.  Tonight is a good example. This morning we decided to make the hike  (drive) from Devil’s Tower to Big Horn National Forest.  For those of you familiar with Wyoming, this is not an impressive distance. It’s the best we can do in the…

Devil’s Tower

September 28, 2016

I’m not a movie person.  We don’t even have a TV in the Chief.  We haven’t seen an episode of a show in months (and if I was going to watch something, it would be season 6 of Game of Thrones) let alone a whole movie.  I was a “pass” on Devil’s Tower.  We just…

Mount Rushmore

September 26, 2016

After being away, we jumped right into a day of adventuring.  After the kids and I did Bear Butte, we ate lunch, picked up Scott and took off for Mount Rushmore.  Rushmore has never been on my must-do list but it was on my “if I’m ever in the area…” list.  We really enjoyed it….