Camping, Hiking, Hot Springs, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Falling for Yellowstone: Day 3 – Mammoth Hot Springs, Wraith Falls, Tower Falls, Dunraven Pass, & Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

October 2, 2022 The weather was not willing to play nice during this trip to Yellowstone. Upon waking up to another chilly, rainy day with precipitation forecasted throughout the day, Eric and I took to debating the day's itinerary I had planned. Ideally, we would be heading to Dunraven Pass to summit Mount Washburn in… Continue reading Falling for Yellowstone: Day 3 – Mammoth Hot Springs, Wraith Falls, Tower Falls, Dunraven Pass, & Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Camping, Hiking, Hot Springs, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Uncategorized, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Falling for Yellowstone: Day 2 – The Geyser Basins

October 1, 2022 Allllll the hot water! This would be the day for main geyser basins of Yellowstone... the greatest concentration of geysers and hydrothermal features in the world. My geyser geek self would shuttle Eric through the Upper, Black Sand, Midway, and Lower Geyser Basins before the exhausting day was done! We didn't even… Continue reading Falling for Yellowstone: Day 2 – The Geyser Basins

Camping, Grand Teton National Park, Hiking, Hot Springs, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Falling for Yellowstone: Day 1 – Oxbow Bend, Colter Bay, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Riddle Lake & Lewis Lake

I needed one last big adventure for 2022, and some more time spent sleeping in a tent before the year was up. One thing I've been saying the last few years is I needed to visit Yellowstone National Park in the later fall season to see it with moody weather and a lack of people,… Continue reading Falling for Yellowstone: Day 1 – Oxbow Bend, Colter Bay, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Riddle Lake & Lewis Lake

District of Columbia, National Mall & District of Columbia Area Parks, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Virginia

Seein’ the DC – Part 2: Arlington National Cemetery, US Capitol, National Mall, & Department of Interior Museum

September 14, 2022 I actually grumbled when my alarm went off, and I made plenty of grumpy noises as I prepared for the day. After a long day of travel the previous day topped off with miles of walking and staying up later than I wanted, I was... grumpy. But time to turn the frown… Continue reading Seein’ the DC – Part 2: Arlington National Cemetery, US Capitol, National Mall, & Department of Interior Museum

District of Columbia, National Mall & District of Columbia Area Parks, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Virginia, Work Travel Life

Seein’ the DC – Part 1: Lincoln, FDR, & MLK Memorials, Korean War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial

Washington, DC offers up almost a dizzying array of National Park Service (NPS) units that are quick to check off, so needless to say, when an opportunity to travel to DC for work came up, I knew I'd want to take a personal day to see as many as I could! With plans set in… Continue reading Seein’ the DC – Part 1: Lincoln, FDR, & MLK Memorials, Korean War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial