Tag: black bear

  • Sentinel Dome with Taft Point and The Fissures

    Sentinel Dome with Taft Point and The Fissures

    Hikes to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and The Fissures can be done individually or put together into a 5.2mi/8.4km loop. These two short hikes off of the Glacier Point Road offer exceptional landscape features and great views looking down into Yosemite Valley and north towards the majestic mountains in the Tuolumne Meadows area. The […]

  • Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

    Mirror Lake Loop and Snow Creek Trail

    In Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake draws many visitors due to its very accessible trail and the chance to see Half Dome perfectly reflected in the water. The loop around this beautiful valley up and down Tenaya Creek is a popular one with Yosemite’s visitors. Very few hardy souls brave the steep switchbacks along Snow […]

  • Table Mountain

    Table Mountain

    Table Mountain boasts incredible views of the Grand Tetons. It’s summit sits on the boundary of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness and Grand Teton National Park, but the trail itself comes in from the Idaho side and is entirely in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness area. Regardless, for fans of Grand Teton National Park, it’s a hike […]

  • Logan Pass Opening 2018

    Logan Pass Opening 2018

    The wait is over! The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is now officially open to vehicles all the way to Logan Pass for 2018! We were there when they opened the gates and were the first through on the west side which was super special for us and really dang exciting! Every year in […]

  • Paintbrush Divide Loop through Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon

    Paintbrush Divide Loop through Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon

    The loop through Paintbrush Divide in Grand Teton National Park travels through the gorgeous Paintbrush Canyon and Cascade Canyon. From the wooded shores of String Lake to the rocky alpine heights of Paintbrush Divide, the views, including those of Grand Teton, are are varied and breathtaking. The air was cool and crisp as we got […]

  • Amphitheater Lake & Garnet Canyon

    Amphitheater Lake & Garnet Canyon

    The trail from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead in Grand Teton National Park forks to two wonderful alpine destinations. The north fork heads to a pair of beautiful alpine lakes tucked beneath the rugged, rocky summits, Amphitheater Lake and Surprise Lake, while the south fork wraps around and up into Garnet Canyon. This canyon is a […]

  • Pelican Valley Loop

    Pelican Valley Loop

    The Pelican Valley Loop gives you a tour of the enormous, grass expanse of a valley that is the Pelican Valley in Yellowstone National Park. With the slow moving Pelican Creek lazily winding through it’s heart and grasslands surrounding its banks, it’s a perfect habitat for birds, bison, and many other animals large and small. […]

  • Mt. Washburn and Seven Mile Hole

    Mt. Washburn and Seven Mile Hole

    The trail from Dunraven Pass up to the lookout on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone National Park is a vista paradise as it travels through open meadows, airy forests, and rocky slopes. From the lookout, a trail heads east on a ridge and steeply drops to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, past […]

  • Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls

    Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls

    Bunsen Peak and Osprey Falls in Yellowstone National Park are two great destinations that can be done separately or paired together. Bunsen Peak offers some great views of the Mammoth area and Swan Lake Flat with great golden rock formations along the way. Osprey Falls is a steep affair down into Sheepeater Canyon with a fantastic waterfall […]

  • Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge

    Natural Bridge in Yellowstone National Park is a nice, level walk through the trees to a land bridge with a creek running through it. One route to the bridge has you starting at the Bridge Bay Marina and is for foot traffic only, while a trailhead further south allows you to ride bicycles to the […]