American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

American Wolf is the fascinating story of the wolves that were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the late 1900s after near extinction in the lower 48 states. It especially follows a female wolf, O-Six, through her life. Nate does an amazing job telling the story in near novel fashion. He also includes the politics…

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park to be established. It amazes me that people in 1872 were concerned about preserving land for future generations to come. I visited Yellowstone National Park with my parents and grandparents back in 2005 and this year I decided it was time to visit again and focus more…

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Yellowstone NP: Mud Volcano

My second day in Yellowstone, I woke up early and headed towards Mount Washburn. However, I got distracted by a park sign that said Mud Volcano. So my dreams of summiting Mount Washburn got postponed for an hour. I really like the Mud Volcano area. It is completely different from the Upper Geyser Basin’s hydro-thermal…

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Grand Teton National Park

I was awe struck when I first caught sight of the Grand Teton range from U.S. HWY 26. One instant I’m driving along looking at a forest of pine trees and the next I was looking at mountains so massive I literally thought I was seeing a mirage.

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Grand Teton NP: Taggart Lake

I love Taggart Lake! It is not my favorite hike, but it is definitely my favorite lake (as of August 2017 – still have lots of exploring to do yet). I got very lucky with the weather and the water was calm, perfect for getting a photo of the mirror reflection of the mountains in…

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Grand Teton NP: Colter Bay Village

I was impressed with how Colter Bay Village at Grand Teton National Park is laid out. There’s a convenience store with a few gas pumps at the main entrance, a campground,  RV park, cabins, tent cabin village, horse corral, general store, activities booth, launderette, 2 restaurants, visitor center, marina, and a beach for swimming.

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Sinks Canyon State Park

Sinks Canyon State Park is near Lander Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains. The middle fork of the Popo Agie River seems to disappear into the mountain at “The Sink” and reemerges at “The Rise” a quarter mile down the canyon. It takes the water 2 hours to move from The Sink to the calm…

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