Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 27

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center


This was our third time staying in West Yellowstone and we had never been to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.  When I realized we would receive a discount for running in the Yellowstone Half Marathon our mind was set.  This trip to Yellowstone we would take the time to see the Grizzly and Wolf …

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Aug 25

Brink of Lower Falls Trail: Yellowstone National Park


Water is a powerful force.  There is no better place in Yellowstone National Park to see mother nature’s power in action than at the overlook on the Brink of Lower Falls Trail.  Feeling the energy.  Peering over the ledge see the raging river plunge hundreds of feet to the canyon below.  It is a pretty …

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Aug 24

Pelican Creek Nature Trail: Yellowstone National Park


Pelican Creek Nature Trail is a great all-inclusive family hike.  Not too long for the little ones at just 1-mile roundtrip.  However, it will feel much longer than that because it has so much to see.  The Pelican Nature Trail passes through forest, a boardwalk over the wetland habitat of Pelican Creek and has wonderful …

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Aug 23

Undine Falls: Yellowstone National Park


One of the more creatively named waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park is Undine Falls.  Pronounced un deen this waterfall was named for the wise female water spirits found in German mythology.  Legend has it that these lady nymphs lived around forest pools and waterfalls.  They lack a soul and in order to attain one they …

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Aug 22

Upper Geyser Basin: Yellowstone National Park


“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES… Upper Geyser Basin! It’s a make-believe world, but it is very real world too.” I know, I know, taking lines from the circus, but words cannot really describe the magic that is Yellowstone National Park.  The Upper Geyser Basin is just a part of the unbelievable that awaits …

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Aug 20

Tower Falls: Yellowstone National Park


The view of Tower Falls is bittersweet. It is still a nice and very popular waterfall in Yellowstone.  However, just seeing it from the overlook leaves a sour taste in my mouth.  I have seen the wonderful pictures taken at its base that chances are I will never be able to feast upon with my …

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Aug 14

Firehole Lake Drive: Yellowstone National Park


Firehole Lake Drive is a 3-mile side road off the Grand Loop between Old Faithful and Madison Junction.  It is one of many side excursions that is often overlooked in the need to see the more famous sites of Yellowstone National Park.  It shouldn’t be.  Of course, you cannot see it all, not in one …

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Aug 10

Virginia Cascades: Yellowstone National Park


Virginia Cascades is a drive by waterfall.  Which I literally mean because that is exactly what we did when trying to visit it.  Located just around a mile from Norris on the way to Canyon is the two and half mile one-way dirt road.  It is narrow but lightly trafficked with cliff steep drop-offs on …

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Aug 09

Norris Geyser Basin: Yellowstone National Park


Norris Geyser Basin is Yellowstone’s hottest most volatile geyser basin.  For that it is one of the most popular in the park.  It is home to Steamboat Geyser the world’s tallest geyser.  Dozens of thermal features that are constantly changing due to the fact it is one of the most earthquake prone areas in the …

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Aug 06

Kepler Cascades: Yellowstone National Park


Kepler Cascades is a gorgeous roadside waterfall.  Conveniently located just a few miles south of Old Faithful on the way to West Thumb.  A short ten-minute stop for a large cascading waterfall count me in.  Kepler Cascades drops roughly 100 feet over a series of falls with the largest drop around 50 feet.  No it …

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