Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first solo road trip. On my way to Mount Rainier National Park, I stopped in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. After a while, bison herds start to all look the same. This herd was a little different since it was the only one during my visit that had calfs with them. Without further ado, here is how I made a deal with a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my very first solo road trip across the United States. As part of that road trip, I made several stops along the way. One of my favorite stops was a two-day visit to Grand Tetons National Park. Grand Tetons National Park is 10 short miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Unlike Yellowstone which became a national park on March 1, 1872, it took another 57 years for Grand Tetons to become a national park. Grand Tetons protects the Teton Range and part of the Jackson Hole valley.
“Your pass has expired.” My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it. My America the Beautiful National Park Pass had expired. It feels like just yesterday that I bought the pass and now it is expired. I got over my shock and reached into my wallet and handed my credit card over. Time to pay $80.00 for another park pass.
Every summer brings about interesting stories from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The year of 2016 seemed to be the record year for newsworthy idiots in Yellowstone. I hate to call people idiots but if the shoe fits, I will explain while later. I can clearly remember reading four articles about tourists doing dumb things in Yellowstone National Park in 2016. I was astounded that I had read about four major incidents before June of 2016. I have visited Yellowstone, twice. Once as a four-year-old and later, at nineteen years old. I loved both my visits to the park and would have never thought to do any of the things that have made the news in recent months. Here is a list of things to know before visiting Yellowstone National Park.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from Vedauwoo section of Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest in Wyoming. This photo is from my second trip to Vedauwoo. Originally, I had planned to climb Pike’s Peak this weekend, but due to the smoke from the 2010 Waldo Canyon Fire, it wasn’t possible. I made the four-hour drive from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Vedauwoo, Wyoming. I camped in the Vedauwoo campground. I had the option of dispersal camping for free, but I liked having a bathroom nearby. I spent the weekend hiking and bouldering among the hoodoos and outcroppings.