Wind Cave National Park

August 1st, 2018 Today is our tour of Wind Cave National Park. We got up early and got to Wind Cave a little after the visitor center opened. There were three tours to choose from and we chose the earliest one. It was about a half mile and we went down about 150 feet navigating … Continue reading Wind Cave National Park

Badlands National Park

July 31st, 2018 Today we got up bright and early to head to Badlands National Park. It was about 2 hours to drive from our hotel. First impressions were good and it was more impressive than we thought it would be. I thought it was more going to be hilly but it had a lot … Continue reading Badlands National Park

Glacier National Park

April 13th, 2018 Wednesday we left Missoula and drove to Glacier National Park. It was a lot snowier than we expected but stayed above freezing. We got there pretty early so we went on a little hike. The Going to The Sun road is plowed but not open so we walked that. It was absolutely … Continue reading Glacier National Park

Redwood National and State Park

July 17, 2017 Today we drove to the California coast. We stopped in Redding for lunch and gas and it was 99 degrees at noon. There was a nice lake we stopped and put our toes in, Whiskey town lake. When we got to the coast it was barely 70 degrees. I had class so … Continue reading Redwood National and State Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park

July 15, 2017 We finally got to Lassen a day late but eager to explore the park. When we got to the visitor center we found out that the road through the park was closed. This cancelled a few hikes we wanted to do but one bug one we could still do. We drove to … Continue reading Lassen Volcanic National Park

Yosemite National Park

July 13, 2017 Wow! We just spent three days in Yosemite and it absolutely lived up to the hype. We drove in after leaving Sequoia at about 3-4 pm. We wandered around and took some pictures. The first stop is tunnel view. You come out of this tunnel and its this amazing view featuring Yosemite's … Continue reading Yosemite National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

July 9 and 10, 2017 We woke up and had a delicious free breakfast in our hotel and headed out. It took a few hours but we finally started heading up the mountains. We gained about 7,000 feet on the road up to the park. We stopped at the King's Canyon visitor center to buy … Continue reading Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Bryce Canyon National Park

April 13, 2017 We had the most amazing time at Bryce yesterday. We hiked the Navajo loop/Queens Garden trail and it was beautiful. You ascend into hoodoos and then walk through an alpine forest. It reminded me of home. We stopped for lunch at the bottom and just sat looking at the red rocks. The … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park