Activities, Colorado, Hiking, Microadventures, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States

Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike

I just had to get away. But where could I go? I'm always at Vedauwoo, and I kind of hate hiking on trails I normally mountain bike on. Hmmm... and then it popped onto my Facebook newsfeed somehow, and I realized Rocky Mountain National Park was also not having a winter just like the rest… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Loch Vale and Mills Lake Winter Hike

National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility State Historic Site

It's interesting growing up and living with nuclear missiles in your "backyard." I always known that southeastern Wyoming was loaded with them - it's FE Warren Air Force Base's job after all - the base is one of three strategic missile bases in the U.S. There was always that morbid knowledge that this region was… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility State Historic Site

Activities, Camping, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Caldera Tales – Day 8: Steamboat Point, Lake Butte Drive, & Sylvan Pass

September 13, 2021 All good things must come to an end... my 2021 "big adventure" and my week of avoiding my "real life" was over and it was time to pack up camp and head back to the opposite corner of Wyoming - an eight hour journey! (Wyoming is big, and Yellowstone is NOT "in… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 8: Steamboat Point, Lake Butte Drive, & Sylvan Pass

Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Things, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls

September 12, 2021 Sadly my last full day in Yellowstone was here. To make up for the sunrise dud the day before at West Thumb, I was greeted with a spectacular sunrise as I made my way from my campsite at Canyon towards Norris Geyser Basin in the early morning hours. A peek of what… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls

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

Caldera Tales – Day 6: Mud Volcano & Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

September 11, 2021 It rained overnight, and I strangely enough love camping in the rain (aside from packing up soggy tents). I woke well before sunrise, hoping to get out to West Thumb Geyser Basin for the sunrise. I was happy after days of record high temperatures the weather had turned more seasonal, and I… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 6: Mud Volcano & Grand Canyon of Yellowstone