3 Ways To Explore Devils Tower National Monument

The second day of our Epic Road Trip looked to be filled with many unusual sights. We had started at Badlands National Park, before making our way into Wall, South Dakota. After a quick lunch break in Rapid City, we returned to the road and continued our path west. Our goal was to add a second national park to our day's schedule. This one would cause us to divert from the interstate and wind our way to the north. We would soon discover 3 ways to explore Devils Tower National Monument, which has been drawing in visitors for decades. Hopefully, at least one [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:24:52-06:00March 8th, 2022|Epic Road Trips, Rocky Mountains, West, Wyoming|0 Comments

Hidden Falls Trail at Jenny Lake

A short drive north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming is Jenny Lake. As early as the 1890's, homesteaders began locating to this region. The deep-water lake, and pristine ecosystem made for excellent trapping opportunities. In 1906, the Forest Service took over the management of the ever increasing visitor services. Soon a campground was constructed, and in 1929 the Grand Tetons National Park was established. Today thousands of visitors come to Jenny Lake annually. The hiking trails are one of the main draws, and a wide variety are available for all skill levels. Since we are not above novice level, we were unsure if we [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:53:21-06:00March 2nd, 2017|Jackson Hole, West, Wyoming|4 Comments

Yellowstone National Park – Rocky Mountain Trip Part 2

The morning we were to enter Yellowstone National Park was cloudy and cold, of course it was mid-September in the mountains. We made our way through the southern edge of Montana, and stopped in Silver Gate at the Log Cabin Cafe for a quick bite. There was a chance of precipitation in the forecast, but we were not about to let that dampen our spirits. With our hungers satisfied, we headed off toward the park entrance. So started our second leg of our Rocky Mountain Journey. (Read Part One here>) As we traveled we began to see more things that told us we were far from [...]

By |2022-10-17T13:54:26-06:00February 26th, 2017|Destinations, Guides, West, Wyoming, Yellowstone|26 Comments

Crossing the Plains – Rocky Mountain Trip Part 1

When you hear someone speak of great American road-trips a flood of images can run through your mind. Whether you prefer mountains, beaches or small town USA, all of these can be found on the road. This is our favorite way to travel, as it allows us to immerse ourselves in the scenery. While short trips are easiest to plan and execute, sometimes we feel the need for a long journey. Such was the case when we made our two week Rocky Mountain Road Trip. Our planned route would take us across Nebraska, and into Wyoming. While there are many sights to see [...]

By |2022-10-17T14:00:34-06:00February 21st, 2017|Casper, Destinations, Guides, West|6 Comments

Oregon Trail Stories at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a free museum, located in Casper, Wyoming. It is dedicated to educating visitors on the trials faced by those traveling the Oregon Trail, during the Westward Migration. Touring the exhibits will allow visitors to immerse themselves into the 1800s. For us, it was a chance to experience the trail life that so many traveled in pursuit of a better life.   Lay of the Land The museum is filled with life-size dioramas showcasing various life events, that would have been experienced by travelers. Life was hard, and the displays help relate this to visitors. A multi-media [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:24:55-06:00January 18th, 2017|Casper, Destinations, West, Wyoming|0 Comments
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