Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming

A Quickie In Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Travelers to Wyoming tend to know/do the "big three": the Tetons, Yellowstone, and Devils Tower. However, Wyoming does have a few additional National Park Service units that are worth exploring, and often with a fraction of the crowds! That's right, Wyoming is home to seven NPS units, not including the National Historic Trails that cross-criss… Continue reading A Quickie In Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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

Wyoming Hiked: Roundtop Mountain and T Hill in Thermopolis

Thermopolis is one of my favorite little spots to layover during travel I have to do around Wyoming. This small town is home to Hot Springs State Park, a great place to explore travertine terraces up close, take a soak in thermal mineral waters, and hike in unique scenery. This trip through Thermopolis I decided… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Roundtop Mountain and T Hill in Thermopolis

Activities, Camping, Hiking, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Laramie Peak

Laramie Peak “is, at this day, covered with snow, which glitters in the sunshine like a diamond in the dark,” emigrant Dan Gelwicks writes in his diary - May 28, 1849. Treating emigrants to a view of its 10,275 foot summit for over a week as they made their way from western Nebraska into Wyoming,… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Laramie Peak

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Hiking, Microadventures, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Nebraska, United States, Wyoming

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Memorial Day weekend was approaching, and initially I had planned a trip through the Black Hills to knock out some National Park Service units in South Dakota and to hike the high point of that state. But after eleven days in Washington earlier in the month and just a busy overall month, I just lost… Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

You have died from dysentery. I've always been obsessed with the Oregon Trail, growing up in Wyoming and spending hours of my elementary school years playing on the game on those gigantic floppy discs. In fact, I credit my microbiology degree choice to the Oregon Trail game, as I was an overly curious (if not… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center