Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain

While you can drive to the overlook on Signal Mountain in Grand Teton National Park, the quiet hike up rewards you with a pleasant grade, ponds, wonderful forests, open meadows, and a few bonus vantages. It took a little bit to figure out where the trailhead actually was for Signal Mountain. We started out by […]

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Scalplock Lookout in the fog

Scalplock Lookout 2017

Finding high points in Glacier National Park in early spring (especially with a high snow pack like 2017!) can be difficult. Scalplock Lookout is one of the great options to do this. It has a south facing slope and doesn’t get too high, so snow melts out earlier. Longing for a day in Glacier, we […]

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Hello Yosemite!

After a long drive down to California, I finally made it to Yosemite National Park. I arrived in Yosemite Valley mid-morning on Saturday which was poor planning on my part. This place is crazy! (Both in scenery and the amount of people.) Anyway, I’m starting to get my bearing. Looking forward to exploring this amazing […]

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USS Arizona Memorial

Memorial Day – 2017

My grandfather fought in World War II like so many of what is known as the “Greatest Generation”. When he came back, he resumed his life like so many others. He was a husband, my mom’s father, and a pharmacist. My family is not a “military family” in the least, but I was raised with great […]

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Lakeshore Trail

Lakeshore Trail

The Lakeshore Trail in Grand Teton National Park forms a figure-eight shape as it works its way out onto a peninsula that forms Colter Bay’s north shore. This hike gives some wonderful views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons, but spends a large portion of its time in the peninsula’s woods. The waters were perfectly calm […]

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Amphitheater Lake

Amphitheater Lake & Garnet Canyon

The trail from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park forks to two wonderful alpine destinations. The north fork heads to a pair of beautiful alpine lakes tucked beneath the rugged, rocky summits, Amphitheater Lake and Surprise Lake, while the south fork wraps around and up into Garnet Canyon. This canyon is a […]

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Grand View Point

Grand View Point

Grand View Point in Grand Teton National Park offers wonderful, high views of the Tetons, Jackson Lake, and Two Ocean Lake. The trail is short and steep. Cool mornings give more comfortable hiking and better lighting, while afternoon hiking is hotter, but illuminates Two Ocean Lake wonderfully. On a hot afternoon, we drove the dirt […]

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Two Ocean Lake

Two Ocean Lake

The quiet loop around the beautiful Two Ocean Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a tale of two halves. Along the north shore, you have drier meadows with ample views of the lake, while the south shore is in the shadow of a ridge making for damp, treed walking. It’s mostly level and a […]

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