Coastal Oregon is as impressive as one might expect, featuring dramatic cliffs, ghostly beaches, and lush forests. We began our southward trip along the coast in Astoria and Fort Stevens State Park.
It is with good reason that this impressive mountain range has the descriptive “grand” in its name. The Grand Tetons’ razor back walls reach up to 13,776 feet, spawning over 45 miles from north to south, backing up to Yellowstone National Park. Once home of the Shoshone tribes, the park is now home to over 300 species of birds and more than 900 types of flowering plants.Continue reading “Grand Tetons”
Stretching over three states, Yellowstone is a treasure chest of breathtaking vistas, wildlife, steaming geysers, and bubbling cascades. Each of the four days we spent in the park brought about a different and more impressive side of the diverse ecosystem.Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park”
We left Canada and its magnificent mountains behind and headed to the mountains of Montana. Following Hwy 2 south toward Babb, MT, we passed the UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the museum of Blackfoot Indian culture, Head-smashed-in, in Buffalo Jump, CA, and made a mental note to come back and visit one day. Once again, we thought we’d seen the best of the mountain views, but were pleasantly surprised to take in the beauty of Montana’s best: Glacier National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road.Continue reading “Glacier National Park, Montana”
The “kids” and I are hanging out by the picnic table in the cool but pleasant evening at Wabasso campground, surrounded by lots of evergreens, many of them charred, bearing the aftermath of the recent forest fires. Right now, the fire potential is low, so we are in the clear to warm up by a bonfire tonight.Continue reading “Jasper, Canada”