Washington Hikes: Index Town Wall

Among the many things our Washington state governor closed down in response to COVID-19 -- and the one that probably impacted us the most -- was access to local, state, and national parks and land. We love hiking and spending time in the great outdoors -- it actually seemed like one of the more responsible …

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Grand Teton National Park: Hiking at Jenny Lake

We set out early our final day in Grand Teton National Park, heading from our cabin at Colter Bay south to Jenny Lake where we planned to stitch together several hikes -- Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and Moose Ponds. Specifically, we planned to out and back hike the 4.8-mile round trip to Hidden Falls, add …

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Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins

Our final day in Yellowstone National Park we explored the geyser basins around Old Faithful. We entered from the west entrance, completed the western leg of the loop road, and exited the park via the south entrance on our way to Grand Teton National Park. As we had been discovering throughout our time in the …

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Hiking to the Bozeman ‘M’

After a great afternoon exploring Missoula, Montana, we headed southeast toward the first major destination of my birthday road trip: Yellowstone National Park. Along the way we were passing by Bozeman so we decided to detour through town and then check out the infamous 'M' hike immediately outside of town. Bozeman was a little crazy …

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Hiking in Pinnacles National Park

Our travels have taken us to some beautiful places, both at home and abroad. While I’ve always found those outdoor experiences to be highlights of our trips, it wasn’t until we moved to the Pacific Northwest and really picked up hiking as a hobby that I’ve intentionally planned vacations around spending time in nature. Meaning, …

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