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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

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

Caldera Tales – Day 2: Osprey Falls, Mammoth Hot Springs, & Artists Paintpots

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Dawn at Slough Creek. No badger in sight. September 7th, 2021 I have never smoked anything in my life, but I woke up feeling as if I (assumingely) smoked cigarette after cigarette all night long. The air quality was stupidly… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 2: Osprey Falls, Mammoth Hot Springs, & Artists Paintpots

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PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens

Hey, remember airplanes and traveling for work? Well, I suppose some people never gave up those items, but the last time I was on an airplane I was leaving a meeting at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta where I watched them initiate emergency operations for that new coronavirus circulating... it was January 2020.… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 1: Portland and Mount Saint Helens

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

Of Geysers & Waterfalls – Day 5: Mammoth Hot Springs, Undine Falls, Biscuit Basin, Mystic Falls, and Lower Geyser Basin

Day 5 - August 26, 2020 Early mornings in Yellowstone are special. The cool temperatures create a steam-filled landscape that just puts me in the most special mood. I'm not a morning person at all, but I became a morning person in Yellowstone. Today would have me driving from Madison up to Mammoth Hot Springs… Continue reading Of Geysers & Waterfalls – Day 5: Mammoth Hot Springs, Undine Falls, Biscuit Basin, Mystic Falls, and Lower Geyser Basin