Mt. Hunt Divide

For those looking for a quieter canyon in Grand Teton National Park, the hike up Open Canyon to Mt. Hunt Divide will give solitude with fantastic vantages from the top. Fall brings with it unpredictable weather. The night before we were to hike up to Mt. Hunt Divide in Grand Teton National Park brought rain[…]

Lunch Tree Hill

The splendid view from the lawn of Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park looks across Willow Flats and Jackson Lake up to the stately Tetons. A short trail heads up Lunch Tree Hill to the north which only improves the view as you travel through the sagebrush. Jackson Lake Lodge has an incredible[…]

String Lake, Leigh Lake, Bearpaw Lake, & Trapper Lake

The chain of lakes at the base of the Tetons beginning with String Lake, then progressing through Leigh Lake and Bearpaw Lake, all the way to Trapper Lakes in Grand Teton National Park is a wonderful level walk with loads of variations for all sorts of hikers. Each lake is unique and can make for[…]

Rescue Creek & Lava Creek

Rescue Creek and Lava Creek in the north section of Yellowstone National Park, can be connected to an almost loop that covers a great variety of habitats. This variety of habitat usually delivers a variety of wildlife to accompany the beautiful, open scenery along the way. A windy, September morning greeted me as I started[…]

Electric Peak and Cache Lake

The climb up to the summit of Electric Peak culminates to breathtaking, unparalleled, panoramic views of the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park. The spur trail to Cache Lake is a nice destination and far less arduous. Both are longer days, and paired together, gives you an epic adventure. Electric Peak stands tall and proud[…]

Sepulcher Mountain

The trail to the top of Sepulcher Mountain in Yellowstone National Park starts at Mammoth Hot Springs at the Beaver Ponds trailhead and works its way up through forest and meadows and loops to the top of the mountain with stunning views. The trip down through more open grasslands is fantastic and goes past even[…]

Mt Holmes and Trilobite Lake

The long hike to Mt. Holmes in Yellowstone National Park takes you from meadows along creeks, through burn areas, up to barren, rocky landscapes with plenty of views at the site of a lookout. On the way to the lookout, a trail forks off to the small, alpine lake called Trilobite Lake, tucked beneath these rocky[…]

Rogers Meadow 2016

Rogers Meadow in Glacier National Park is a seldom visited meadow where Camas Creek slows to a meandering crawl. After noticing that the Inside North Fork Road was open to Camas Creek and the sun was shining, we decided to make Christensen Meadow and Rogers Meadow our destination. The Inside North Fork Road is a[…]

Yellowstone River Picnic Area and Specimen Ridge with Agate Creek

Specimen Ridge and the Yellowstone River Picnic Area trails in Yellowstone National Park feature expansive views, abundant wildlife, and a nice variety including watching the Yellowstone River through a canyon lined with towers. A side trip along Agate Creek takes you steeply down to the Yellowstone River. As I started out at the Specimen Ridge trailhead,[…]