Our itinerary for our third day in the Yellowstone area was: White water rafting, fly fishing, and ziplining in Gallatin, Montana. (This is another post in my “How the West Was Won: Vacation” series: Intro | Idaho | Grand Tetons and Jackson WY | West Yellowstone and the Park | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3) When we planned our trip, we thought it would be good to […]
Our itinerary for our second day in Yellowstone was: Mammoth Hot Springs area, Tower-Roosevelt area, wagon ride and cookout (This is another post in my “How the West Was Won: Vacation” series: Intro | Idaho | Grand Tetons and Jackson WY | West Yellowstone and the Park | Day 1 | Day 2) Sheepeater Cliff Entering the park again from the west entrance, we drove towards the Mammoth Hot Springs […]
Our itinerary for first day into the park was: Madison, Norris, Canyon Village, and Lake Village/Bridge Bay and Grant Village areas (This is another post in my “How the West Was Won: Vacation” series: Intro | Idaho | Grand Tetons and Jackson WY | West Yellowstone and the Park | Day 1 | Day 2) Madison and Norris Area Coming into the park from West Yellowstone took us just past […]
We visited Yellowstone National Park in June after a stop in Jackson, WY and a tour of Grand Teton National Park and then a detour through parts of Idaho. There is so much park to see and even though you only see literally a tiny fraction of its 2.2 million acres by staying on the paved roads that loop around the park, we figured that was our best option to see as much of it as we could.
What compels us to take up hobbies or pursuits that are sometimes difficult or even painful? It’s a question my husband has asked me a few times about my desire to write stories, most often when I complain about how hard it can be. There are just times when characters don’t come to life as you imagine them or the plot isn’t working out or there’s some other problem to […]
We left Jackson and drove west through yet another section of Idaho to meet up with the other half of our group in Ashton, Idaho on our way to West Yellowstone, Montana. After navigating a steep and slightly scary (at least for us flatlanders) mountain pass, we found ourselves on the other side of the Grand Tetons, which made quite a stunning backdrop to acres of farmland. The three main […]
The Tetons were the most unique mountains we’ve seen. They rise almost vertically from a fault line that runs at the base on the mountains, which means that there aren’t really any foothills.
On the other side of the fault line is Jackson Hole, a valley of sorts ringed by the Tetons on one side and the Gros Ventre Range on the other. It’s hard to describe how different the mountains look rising fully formed without the hesitant fits and starts of foothills. It’s almost as if you can drive right up to the foot of the mountain, which we came pretty close to doing.
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