Hiking Yellowstone National Park – Rabbit Creek Hot Springs

Hiking Yellowstone National Park Rabbit Creek Hot Springs

Rabbit Creek Hot Springs is an off-trail hike across meadows and through woodland, to a backcountry thermal area around the upper end of a short, east-side tributary of the Firehole River. About 40 major hot springs, of varying colors and activity levels are in the area. Lisa saw a post on Facebook of an amazing … Read more

Being Bear Aware – Hiking in Bear Country

Being Bear Aware Hiking in Bear Country

It is an exhilarating opportunity to watch bears and cubs forage, play, wrestle, and sleep in their natural habitat. Whether you are hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, or even rafting in bear country, it’s important to know what to do, or not do, when you encounter a bear. All of Yellowstone is bear habitat—from the … Read more

Hiking Yellowstone National Park – Trout Lake

Hiking Yellowstone National Park - Trout Lake

Spending the 2021 summer working in West Yellowstone, Montana we got a lot of time in Yellowstone National Park, but we didn’t do a lot of hiking as we planned. So for 2022, we made a point to spend more time hiking the trails in the area. Our first time through Lamar Valley this year … Read more

Hiking Petroglyph National Monument

Hiking Petroglyph National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. It features designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago.  Petroglyphs are ancient rock carvings created by striking the basalt boulders directly with hammerstone removing the dark, desert varnish on the boulder’s … Read more

Visiting Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Our stay at Lake Texoma Thousand Trails was planned to be three weeks. But with one of the slides on our motorhome on the fritz and waiting on parts we were forced to spend seven weeks total. Lake Texoma Thousand Trails is sort of secluded, about 20 minute drive to Whitesboro and 30 minutes to … Read more

Avoiding Yellowstone Crowds – Off The Beaten Path

Anyone that has been to Yellowstone or any National Park recently knows that crowds have grown exponentially over the last few years and especially since Covid-19. Long lines and wait times are now the norm at all the popular locations. So what can you do to avoid the crowds and still enjoy the National Parks? … Read more

Nine Mile Canyon – Wellington, Utah

Nine Mile Canyon is a relatively unknown area in Utah. As it is not a National Park or Monument, driving Nine Mile Canyon is a trip you have to figure out yourself. During our stay at Blue Cut RV Park the owner gave us a sheet of 80 stops along the Nine Mile Canyon Road. … Read more

Kayaking and Hiking Antelope Canyon – Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon is probably the most popular slot canyon in all the Southwestern U.S. and for good reason! Antelope Canyon is on every tourists’ sightseeing list when visiting Arizona. Most people visit Antelope Canyon by arranging a guided tour only to be rushed through the overly crowded sections of Upper Antelope Canyon, or Lower Antelope … Read more

Day Hiking Buckskin Gulch – Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Located in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, about half-way between Kanab, Utah and Page, Arizona, Buckskin Gulch is a spectacular and unique hike that winds through one of the deepest and longest slot canyons in the world. This area is most famously known for The Wave, which is almost impossible to get permits for. It’s also … Read more

Clayton Beach – Sand Dollar Hunting

Clayton Beach Sand Dollars

Like most people we love taking walks on the beaches when we get a chance. Along the Pacific Coast we’ve explored many beautiful sand or gravel beaches in hopes of finding some little treasure. While most of the time we end up empty-handed, the joy of an amazing day in the fresh air is enough … Read more