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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

While this isn’t the first national park, it’s a very important one. Our 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, spent many happy seasons here in North Dakota hunting bison, exploring badlands, and developing a lifelong love for naturally wild areas. Fortunately, for … Continue reading

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Utah’s Red Rocks and Missing Mountains

The rocks of Utah are as red as the Golden Gate Bridge and hundreds of millions of years old (or 6,000 depending on your point of view). The large concentration of iron oxide colors the rocks red and the lack of … Continue reading

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New Zealand South Island Scenery – January and February 2015

If you’re a Hobbit fan, you may have already seen all the landscapes we found on the South Island. For us, there was something new and exciting around every corner. The South Island is 500 miles long and the “Southern Alps” … Continue reading

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From a very deep hole to very tall trees October 28 to 30 (Days 57 to 59)

Another day, another national park. (But nothing ho-hum about it.) Here we are at Crater Lake in Oregon. Snow and volcanoes don’t seem to go together, but this park has both. There are more than 40 volcanic cones here! The one … Continue reading

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It’s a lot less rainier in Rainier October 19 (Day 48)

Now that that pun is out of the way, we had a glorious day to explore Mount Rainier National Park. We’re in the middle of the Cascade Mountain range that runs through Washington and Oregon, actually all the way from … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park – Oct 9 and 10 (Days 38 and 39)

Welcome to Glacier National Park, our fourth national park in two weeks. We’re not going for a speed record, but we’re amazed at how much beautiful country we’re finding in these preserved areas. Have we said this before? We have … Continue reading

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More Yellowstone, more wildlife – October 7 (Day 36)

Day 2 of Yellowstone and we have a bit of a traffic jam. Not only are cars stopping on both sides of the road to allow wildlife photography, but the animals oblige by stepping right up to the roadside to … Continue reading

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Yellowstone, October 5, Day 34

Wyoming is like one giant national park. No sooner do you leave the Tetons going north than you land in Yellowstone, America’s very first (and some would say best) national park, established in 1872. This is where we expected to … Continue reading

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Teton Post Script, October 5 (Day 34)

It’s just impossible to leave Teton National Park without “one more photo.” We woke long before dawn so we could catch the glorious sunrise. After two days here, we’re so jaded we thought it was just “meh.” Lots more interesting than … Continue reading

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Teton National Park – All Tetons, All the Time (Days 31 to 33) October 2 to 4

Light your pine-scented candle and join us on our journey up and down the 300,000 acres of Grand Teton National Park. The mountain views and wildlife are truly extraordinary, starting with the tallest mountain, Grand Teton, snow-covered and bordered by … Continue reading

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