Category: National Parks

Hiking Yosemite’s “Mist Trail”! Here’s Our STEEP Climb To The Vernal Waterfall!

Originally posted on johnrieber:
“The last few hundred meters up the Vernal Falls trail are stairs cut into the cliffside…” With that simple line, the National Park Service warned us that a very steep climb was ahead of us! Welcome To Yosemite’s “Mist Trail!”…

A Medley of Frosty

I wanted to participate in this week’s Sunday Stills Christmas Song Lyric Challenge and went looking for the holly and the ivy. Unfortunately, they were not full grown so I had to settle for these berries in my garden. Then I considered other Christmas… Continue Reading “A Medley of Frosty”

Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone

Some destinations are better than others and certainly Yellowstone is one of those. Still, half the fun of any road trip is getting there! We left Seattle after Labor Day and headed east on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass where I never get tired of… Continue Reading “Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone”

A Drive Through Grand Teton National Park

No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a visit to the Grand Tetons even if it’s only a drive-thru as it was for us. After five days in Yellowstone National Park, we left through the south entrance and followed the Lewis River and were… Continue Reading “A Drive Through Grand Teton National Park”

Yellowstone in Color

What can I say about Yellowstone National Park that hasn’t been said before? That I was thrilled to make another trip – our 7th, but who’s counting? – and it was the best yet! We were desperate to travel and a road trip to… Continue Reading “Yellowstone in Color”

Postcards from Yellowstone

We’ve been on an amazing road trip for the past week and I can’t resist sharing two of my favorite places in Yellowstone National Park with you! Grand Prismatic Spring Last time we were in Yellowstone we took a boardwalk to see the massive hot… Continue Reading “Postcards from Yellowstone”

Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains

I’ve showed you many pictures from our various travels in Olympic National Park – the forests – the lakes and the rugged beaches – all are wonderful. But I haven’t showed you much of Hurricane Ridge even though it’s probably the most visited place… Continue Reading “Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains”

A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier

Of all the hikes I’ve done on Mt. Rainier – and there have been many I’m a local after all – this was the best – the Golden Gate and Skyline Trails on the flanks of the mountain! It was a perfect day for… Continue Reading “A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier”

Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier

Not far from the Longmire entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park you’ll pass the Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park. Don’t. Be sure and stop to wander the grounds among the whimsical sculptures, the creation of Dan Klennert. He shares his wonderful creations with… Continue Reading “Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier”

Road Trip Part 2 – The Magnificent Redwoods!

The Coast Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and among the oldest living things on earth but you have to see them to believe it. They’re found on a thin strip of land 450 miles long and 25 miles wide, along the… Continue Reading “Road Trip Part 2 – The Magnificent Redwoods!”

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