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

Caldera Tales – Day 3: Sentinel & Imperial Meadows, Imperial Geyser, Fairy Falls, Fountain Paint Pots & Firehole Lake Drive

"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." - Teddy Roosevelt September 8, 2021 Another early morning and the bugles of nearby elk greeted me as I dressed in layers and boiled water for coffee and oatmeal. Today I had a BIG hike planned - in fact,… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 3: Sentinel & Imperial Meadows, Imperial Geyser, Fairy Falls, Fountain Paint Pots & Firehole Lake Drive

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

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

Caldera Tales – Day 1: Trout Lake, Lost Creek Falls, Petrified Tree, & the Lamar Valley

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir September 6, 2021... the day had arrived to head back to one of my favorite places ever, Yellowstone National Park. After spending five days/four… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 1: Trout Lake, Lost Creek Falls, Petrified Tree, & the Lamar Valley

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

Of Geysers & Waterfalls – Day 6: Fairy Falls, Black Sand Basin, and Upper Geyser Basin

Day 6 - August 27, 2020 The day of hydrothermal madness. The day I'd see something like 25% of the world's geysers in a one square mile area, and the world's largest concentration of hot springs. In other words, the geyser chase was about to get serious! It got stormy overnight, and I was awaken… Continue reading Of Geysers & Waterfalls – Day 6: Fairy Falls, Black Sand Basin, and Upper Geyser Basin

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