Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs “On my Monday dayoff it is raining again. So, when its 45 and rain, lets go look for animals!” And so this day began innocently enough. We were going to go as far as Canyon and check out the trailhead of an upcoming hike. Like a lot of our plans, we ad-lib. … More Mammoth Hot Springs

Jackson Hole

Waking up to raindrops splattering on the “campah” roof makes us rethink our plans for a hike on my day off. Well, we haven’t been to Jackson (Hole) yet. Let’s go! Jackson is a quaint town with a mix of millennials and baby-boomers. A distinct Western touch with a “Freeport” feel, it is a shoppers … More Jackson Hole

Cody Powwow!

The High School is across the street from Buffalo Bill Center of the West “I will fight no more, forever.” And with that declaration from Chief Joseph, the Indian Wars in the Northwest came to an end. Don’t get me wrong, that was in 1877 and there have been plenty of skirmishes since then; most … More Cody Powwow!

West Thumb

Yellowstone Lake (with West Thumb and Grant Village Campground West Thumb is an interesting thermal. It sits right on the edge of Yellowstone Lake in the West Thumb area (look at the map – it looks like a thumb). It is similar to many other thermals but the best part? It is easily biked to … More West Thumb


The iconic falls at Yellowstone Canyon It’s June 3rd and the morning started out cold …but sunny. With the strong June sun and low wind, the day heated up nicely. With the day off, we drove up to Canyon, about 40 miles from Grant (my home). The roads are good but let me remind you … More Canyon

Old Faithful

“Old Faithful” Old Faithful Village has many thermals. Up bright and early Sunday May 27, we headed out for Old Faithful after breakfast. It was a cool (43 – cold?) cloudy morning. On our 15 mile trek we saw our customary elk and bison along side the road. And before you knew it, we were … More Old Faithful


“Yellowstone” Grant Village Despite a busy night before, I am up at my customary time of 5am. Coffee made, breakfast cooked (old fashioned oatmeal with Maine wild blueberries and North Livermore maple syrup), I sit down with a Stephen King novel Lisey’s Story and read a chapter. I am not a King fan of horror … More Yellowstone