By 3pm we moved up our plans a full day, were fully packed and on the road trying to avoid the weather threatening to dump up to 3′ of snow on Donner Pass linking Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California via Hwy 80. Yosemite bound! … More A Yosemite Christmas vacation ~ Arrival, Day 1 Foresta here we come!
Prior to launching this trip, my good friend Ranger shared his exploits in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) located due south of Yellowstone. You’d think his description of a vast rugged snow capped mountain range made prominent by it’s lack of foot hills would be an embellishment but we chose to roll the dice and … More Grand Teton ~ Day 5, from Yellowstone to Jenny Lake
Our time traveling tour guide is a genteel lady clad in period clothing and armed with patience and the love for history and details. … More Yellowstone – Day 4, Old Faithful
Sheepeater Cliffs named after Shoshone Indians sub-section who where the sole year round Indian inhabitants of Yellowstone. … More Yellowstone – Day 3, Sheepeaters & Artists
Hiked toward mountain ridge top to petrified Forrest. Heard wolves howl! Walked off trail avoiding bison packs but were so close we heard grunting … More Yellowstone – Day 2, Hot Springs & Petrified Hunt
Most animals are in northern portion of park (Mammoth Hot Springs and especially Lamar Valley) … More Yellowstone – Arrival & Day 1, Mammoth Hot Springs