Barred Owl in Glacier

The journey is often the destination. We sometimes lose site of that as we hammer on to the lake, the summit, or the waterfall. The highlights, however, can often come as we’re heading to that “perfect social media spot”. We headed out on a mid-November day with Huckleberry Lookout as our rough “destination”. We weren’t[…]

Phelps Lake

Phelps Lake in Grand Teton National Park is a gorgeous lake hemmed in by a terminal moraine. There are many ways to explore this lake from a short out-and-back, to a loop around the lake or even exploring the wooded ridges of the moraine. The lake with the mountains backdropping is definitely the highlight and[…]

Flagg Canyon and Polecat Creek Loop

Various sections of the Snake River through Flagg Canyon in the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway area are beautiful, but much of the rest parallels a busy road. The Polecat Creek Loop is primarily used by the horse concessionaires through a forest. With the exception of the Huckleberry Hot Spring and the brief bit of[…]

Gunsight Lake and Florence Falls

I visited Gunsight Lake in 2014 as part of a memorable 20 mile day hike that took us to Gunsight Pass, Lake Ellen Wilson, Lincoln Pass, Sperry Chalet, and out to Lake McDonald Lodge. So when some of my girlfriends invited me to hike with them to Gunsight Lake I gladly accepted the invitation to[…]

Union Falls

Union Falls has to be one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park, but because of its inaccessibility, you’ll share it with few others. It is formed by two creeks coming together (thus the name Union Falls) and fans out into a beautiful and complex waterfall as it drops 250ft in a dazzling[…]

Beula Lake

If you’re looking for a pretty, quiet lake, then Beula Lake in Yellowstone National Park might just be your lake. It’s found in the quiet southwest corner of the park known as the Bechler area. The hike to the lake climbs steeply up to a knoll, then traverses through a lodgepole forest before dropping down to[…]