Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30

Trout Lake: Second Time Just as Good As the First

Trout Lake Reflection

Trout Lake is a great short hike in the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone National Park.  In both of our visits to Yellowstone Karen and I have made it a point to hike the trail to Trout Lake.  We have heard it is a great location to see wildlife but unfortunately on both of hikes …

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Sep 28

Lewis Falls: a Quick Stop in Yellowstone

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Lewis Falls is another roadside waterfall attraction in Yellowstone National Park.  This 30 foot waterfall is located along the South Entrance Road just south of Lewis Lake.  There is a small parking area and a sign alerting you to the falls.  If you end up taking the South Entrance Road make sure you take this …

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Sep 27

Uncle Tom’s Trail: Steep Treat

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Uncle Tom’s Trail is great little trail that will get the heart pumping both from its awe-inspiring views but also the 500 foot loss of elevation in a little under a mile.  It’s a great trail to do if you think your body can handle the over 300 steel grated steps down to the platform …

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Sep 26

Cosmosphere: a Kansas Attraction that is out of this World

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The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is a world class museum situated in the little town of Hutchinson, Kansas about 45 minutes northwest of Wichita. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum houses the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Russia and has the second largest collection of space artifacts in the world. Only the National Air and …

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Sep 25

West Thumb Geyser Basin: Yellowstone Lake

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The West Thumb Geyser Basin is located on the banks of Yellowstone Lake just north of Grant Village where the South Entrance Road and the Grand Loop Road meet. Though it is one of the smaller geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park its ideal location, having the vast Yellowstone Lake as its backdrop, makes it …

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Sep 24

Gibbon Falls: Roadside Waterfall in Yellowstone

Gibbon Falls

Gibbon Falls is another one of those great roadside waterfalls found in Yellowstone Park.  It is a quick stop if you can find parking and a short walk to this 80-foot waterfall along the Gibbon River.  The ease of location along Grand Loop Road about halfway between Madison and Norris make this particular spot quite …

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Sep 23

Photography Tip: Anytime is the Right Time for a Photo Op

M in the garden

Photography Tip: Anytime is the Right Time for a Photo Op I do not know where you are from, but for us the weather the last couple of days has been as close to perfect as you can get.  70 degree days and 50 degree nights are hard to beat so my wife and I decided …

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Sep 22

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13


 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13 via This verse really caught my eye this week for some reason.  Sometimes in those moments when I am really needing God in my corner I tend to get self centered thinking ‘why is this happening’ or ‘why are …

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Sep 21

3 Day Guide to Grand Teton National Park

Lake View of the Tetons

Grand Teton National Park is a wonderful place to spend a few days, especially if you are on your way going to or coming from Yellowstone National Park.  It can also be a destination all by itself, but I think a lot of times it is overlooked by most visitors on their way to Yellowstone.  …

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Sep 20

Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center: A Great Place to Start


via One of the first places any national park visitor should go is the visitor center.  It is a great place for information and my wife and I have found that park rangers are a much better source on what to see or do in the park than any guide book.  Their information is always …

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