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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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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Yellowstone National Park: Grand Canyon and West Thumb

Our first afternoon exploring the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park was incredible and left me excited for our full days of exploring the rest of the park. The weather wasn't fully cooperating but it didn't stop us from getting up bright and early, cruising into the park via the west entrance, and driving the …

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Yellowstone National Park: Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Geyser Basin

After an exhilarating hike outside Bozeman, we drove through the rain to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park -- the first major stop on my birthday road trip. Despite arriving just after lunchtime, which is much later then we would typically arrive at any national park. we had no trouble entering and driving to …

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Afternoon Among the Coastal Redwoods

In addition to driving along the coast from Carmel-by-the-Sea north to San Francisco, there are some interesting inland sights worth exploring. After our morning on the 17-Mile Drive and lunch in Monterey, we continued north on route 1 until Santa Cruz when we caught a smaller road that traveled inland and to higher elevations as …

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