our little layover campground between the black hills in custer and our upcoming week in rocky mountain national park was a city park in torrington, wyoming. the sites were $20 a night and there was a dump station and water and electric hookups and a level concrete pad. this alone made it so worth it. […]
fort laramie and the wyoming capitol.
whilst in torrington, we also made two wyoming based field trips. we were a little over an hour from cheyenne, so i figured we could kill a day by driving out to the capitol building. this was before i realized we would pass through cheyenne on our next travel day. oops. anyhow. we made the […]
devils tower. one hit wonder.
fun story. the journey to devils tower national monument passes through the tiny, little, stupid, pointless, sad town of moorcroft, just off the highway. i’m normally pretty good about observing speed limits in these sorts of situations because i know about the racket these small towns cops like to run, but i must have missed […]
life after glacier, heading east.
we had a fantabulous time in glacier, but all good things much come to an end, or whatever it is they say. so, on july 5th, we began our long trip from northwest montana towards the black hills of south dakota, with a few stops along the way. first of all, in case you were […]
grand tetons.mormon row, death canyon, string lake 2.0
welcome to part two of my grand teton adventures blog. i’m going to cram in a lot, so get ready. without further ado… we kicked off our tuesday (at 1:30pm) with a trip to mormon row. it’s a little abandoned settlement that sits on the national park property and has some old barns that make […]
grand tetons.jenny lake and string lake.
i had high hopes of cramming all of my grand teton national park pics into one post, but that was just unrealistic. but i am going to get them into two posts. this is the first in that installment. firstly, on the way in, we drove from the north end to our campsite on the […]
grand tetons.our (epic) campsite.
for our trip to grand teton national park, derek had found us a sweet boondocking spot, just outside of the park, in bridger-teton national forest. it’s public land, so it’s free, but without any hookups. it would be our longest such adventure. we rolled in friday evening, where a cluster of campers were situated on […]
yellowstone.canyons and the rest.
let’s see. when i left off, we were still at yellowstone, having completed an epic day at grand prismatic and old faithful. the rest of our time there was a little more laid back and/or disappointing, so i’m cramming it all into this post. (and as for the long blog break, we were without good […]
yellowstone.junior rangers and artist paint pots.
on our second full day at yellowstone, we took it pretty easy. derek had to work, so it was just me and the three kiddos, so we decided to hit the junior ranger station closest to our entrance and then stroll around the artist paint pots boardwalk and take in some geothermal activity. the junior […]
yellowstone.upper loop drive and mammoth hotsprings.
our trip from salt lake city-ish to west yellowstone was a long one, at around 5 hours and 40 minutes. we usually like to stick to about 2-4 hours. add in packing up, bathroom, gas and food breaks, registering at the campground and setting up, and we had a long and not fun day. i […]