Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 3: Hellroaring Canyon and Shoshone Basin

September 10, 2019 | 18

This is Part 3 of a series. If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, you probably want to start there! July 13, Saturday “I hope this works.” I stick the backpacking parking permit for both truck and trailer on the dash of Bertha and then make sure all doors are locked and…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 1: The Front Country

August 9, 2019 | 20

It takes a couple days of driving to get from the Hiker Trailer rally in Colorado, to Montana where my Great Yellowstone Backpacking Adventure starts. I arrive at Moose Creek Flat campground outside of Big Sky, MT on July 1st with a smile. It’s taken four years to get back to this area, but I…

Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet

September 20, 2018 | 17

After the official Xscapers Convergence in Redmond, OR concludes on August 26, the unofficial post-convergence convergence runs in nearby Sisters, OR, for another almost two weeks. During that time I drive to Ashland, OR to visit a dear friend, try paddle boarding for the first time, attend a concert in Bend, and spend the rest…

Traversing the Rockies

May 17, 2017 | 30

May 10, Wednesday It’s rained a rather considerable amount the last two days here near Moab, UT. This morning, camp is mud. The ground on Klondike Bluffs road is clay, and it turns into a gooey mess when wet. Soon it feels like I’m walking on platform shoes because of all the mud stuck to…

Entering Colorado

August 16, 2016 | 38

August 14, Sunday It’s been a quiet, pleasant three nights at the Foote Access Area along the Platte River just north of Saratoga, WY. Mature cottonwood trees provide ample shade and a safe haven for all manner of critters. Twice I catch deer walking through camp, nibbling at grass still green beneath the leafy boughs.…

Southbound

August 12, 2016 | 41

August 9, Tuesday My time at the employee campground at Old Faithful is up. It’s time to leave Yellowstone and head on to new adventures. Bertha chugs over Craig Pass and down the other side, crossing the continental divide three times on the way to Grand Teton National Park. Sunday’s storms are well gone and…

The Queen’s Laundry Hike

August 9, 2016 | 27

In real time, I left Yellowstone today (Tuesday the 9th), but there’s still one thing I wanted to write about from my time there, a hike I did that was new to me. * * * July 31, Sunday Haze shrouds the mountains in Yellowstone today as I pull onto Fountain Flat Drive, a short…

Tips for Visiting Yellowstone National Park

August 5, 2016 | 21

On the 1st I moved camp from Island Park, ID into Yellowstone National Park for a family reunion with my parents and brother – the first family vacation we’ve had together since I was in high school. We’ve been having a good time, but since we’re visiting areas of the park I already talked extensively…

Hello Yellow

August 1, 2016 | 32

July 27, Wednesday Today I drive into Yellowstone National Park to meet up with a friend from Amazon and Quartzsite. It’s a bit of a drive from Island Park, ID where I’m currently boondocking. I’ll be camping in Yellowstone from August 1st until the 6th for a family reunion, but as I’ll be busy with…

The Long Way Around

October 5, 2015 | 38

Thursday, October 1 I’m about 90% sure I see a wolf when driving to my morning truck appointment in West Yellowstone. The air is cool, traffic is almost non-existant, and puddles grace the pavement from last night’s rain. Around a curve a light colored shape is trotting along the shoulder towards me on the other…

Not The End of the World

September 21, 2015 | 40

Friday, September 18 It’s been a wet few days. The rain starts before sunrise on Tuesday and we have a good day at the store, everyone is hanging out indoors shopping instead of walking the basin. Not the best sight-seeing weather, but at least this will help the fires. When I wake up for work…

Photo: Objects In Mirror

September 18, 2015 | 14

  Had a pretty major issue crop up today that kept me from being able to finish a regular post, so today is a picture day instead. Rest assured that I am fine, just lacking time. I took this today on my drive through the Tetons. Of all the things that could be closer than they…

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