Camping, Hiking, Mount Rainier National Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Olympic National Park, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

Whirlwind Washington – Part 2: Hurricane Ridge, Point Wilson, Mount Rainier, and Billy Frank Jr Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Time to wrap up talking about my busy week and a half I spent in Washington in May 2022! (Yes, I blogged these incredibly after the fact, and I do not even have an excuse!). You can read Part 1 here, which covered fun stuff like the Hoh Rainforest and Rialto Beach. Let's first talk… Continue reading Whirlwind Washington – Part 2: Hurricane Ridge, Point Wilson, Mount Rainier, and Billy Frank Jr Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, United States, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming

2022 Adventuring – A Year in Review

I've always seem to be here or there over the last decade, but damn, 2022 was a doozy! What a year, what a year!! Nine states (including the District of Columbia - new for me!). Thirty new National Park Service units. 52 Hike Challenge blown out of the water and completed months ahead of schedule.… Continue reading 2022 Adventuring – A Year in Review

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

Falling for Grand Teton: Day 5 – Signal Mountain, Jenny Lake, & Moose

October 4, 2022 Well, "Falling for Yellowstone" would've been a strange name for an adventure day happening in Grand Teton National Park! The final day of adventure was here. We packed up the moist tent for the last time (it was a rockstar when it came to keeping us dry the entire trip!), and headed… Continue reading Falling for Grand Teton: Day 5 – Signal Mountain, Jenny Lake, & Moose

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

Falling for Yellowstone: Day 4 – Norris Geyser Basin, Mount Washburn, Mud Volcano, & Yellowstone Lake

October 3, 2022 The final full day in Yellowstone arrived as we crawled out of the rain soaked tent that was thankfully still keeping us perfectly dry inside despite being solidly drenched for four nights. It seemed like the precipitation was holding off, so we quickly packed up the wet tent as best as we… Continue reading Falling for Yellowstone: Day 4 – Norris Geyser Basin, Mount Washburn, Mud Volcano, & Yellowstone Lake

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