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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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Pelican Valley Loop

Pelican Valley Loop

The Pelican Valley Loop gives you a tour of the enormous, grass expanse of a valley that is the Pelican Valley in Yellowstone National Park. With the slow moving Pelican Creek lazily winding through it’s heart and grasslands surrounding its banks, it’s a perfect habitat for birds, bison, and many other animals large and small. […]

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Mt. Washburn

Mt. Washburn and Seven Mile Hole

The trail from Dunraven Pass up to the lookout on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park is a vista paradise as it travels through open meadows, airy forests, and rocky slopes. From the lookout, a trail heads east on a ridge and steeply drops to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, past […]

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Osprey Falls

Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls

Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls in Yellowstone National Park are two great destinations that can be done separately or paired together. Bunsen Peak offers some great views of the Mammoth area and Swan Lake Flat with great golden rock formations along the way. Osprey Falls is a steep affair down into Sheepeater Canyon with a fantastic waterfall […]

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge in Yellowstone National Park is a nice, level walk through the trees to a land bridge with a creek running through it. One route to the bridge has you starting at the Bridge Bay Marina and is for foot traffic only, while a trailhead further south allows you to ride bicycles to the […]

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Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake Spring 2016 Bike and Hike

It was a beautiful spring day and we decided to grab out bikes and backpacks and head up to Glacier National Park. I wanted to get a picture of Avalanche Lake on a bluebird day, so we made that our destination. Currently, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed at Lake McDonald Lodge, so we needed to […]

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Lost Lake Loop

Lost Lake Loop

Lost Lake Loop in the Tower-Roosevelt area of Yellowstone National Park offers a variety of habitat including a quaint lake, open sagebrush meadows, and older coniferous forests. This variety leads to a great collection of wildlife including antelope, bison, bears, birds and wonderful wildflowers in the spring. The sun danced in and out of the […]

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Roosevelt Arch

Yellowstone National Park Announcement

While primarily known as a “driving park”, Yellowstone National Park has some great hiking as well and I’m about ready to dive in. I’m beginning work on my third Day Hike Map and am incredibly excited. Yellowstone has over 1,000 miles of trail and, while I won’t be hiking all of them, I’ll be knocking […]

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Pitamakan Lake

Pitamakan Dawson 2014

The loop in Glacier National Park that travels through both Pitamakan Pass and Dawson Pass is one of my favorites, if not my very favorite. One is almost guaranteed to see big game, gorgeous lakes, four separate drainages and a ridge walk that’s unparalleled in the Park. The excuse was a mountain goat survey, as […]

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