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  1. Wild West Roadtrip Overview

    20 Aug 2021
    Introduction  Part 1 – Characters & Route Part 2 – The Grand Plan Midwest  Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison, WI Minnesota & Dispersed Camping Fort Pierre National Grassland & Badlands National Park West Bighorn National Forest & Yellowstone National Park, Pt. 1 Yellowstone National Park, Pt. 2 & Shoshone National Forest…

  2. Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, Dixie National Forest

    20 Aug 2021
    Bryce Canyon panorama Bryce has been recommended to visit by several good friends, so it was high on our must-see list. The place surpassed all expectations – a canyon with the highest concentration of vertical rock formations (hoodoos) on Earth absolutely defies imagination. After setting up our dispersed camp in…

  3. Monument Valley, Mexican Hat & Page

    19 Aug 2021
    Monument Valley With a major sense of reluctance and frequently turning back to look over the shoulder to quickly disappearing Canyonlands, we headed South towards the big and mighty Grand Canyon.  The town of Mexican Hat appeared in the itinerary and we absolutely needed to check it out.  In the…

  4. Moab & Canyonlands National Park

    18 Aug 2021
    Sunset at Canyonlands as seen from the Island in the Sky Moab Moab became our rest haven after hikes in midday summer heat. A local paradise bore the name of the Mill Creek trail. It was a short hike into the tiny canyon with a hidden waterfall and a swimming…

  5. Arches National Park

    16 Aug 2021
    Panoramic view of the trail going towards Broken Arch Rolling into Arches I didn’t know what to expect. On purpose, I didn’t look at any photos before getting there. Surprise me. The only exception was what Sergey told us about the Delicate Arch: the symbol of the state on Utah…

  6. Flaming Gorge, Red Canyon & Salt Lake City

    11 Aug 2021
    We continued heading South and it was time for a snack. What could be better than going to a restaurant after 3 months of lockdown and a couple weeks on the road? Wyoming was not as strict about COVID, so we took our chances and headed to the Den.  It…

  7. Grand Teton National Park Pt. 2 & Jackson Hole

    08 Feb 2021
    Jenny Lake panoramic view A more serious hike was our second day endeavor. We picked Cascade Canyon trail, which is a 13.6-mile long hike that starts at South Jenny Lake Junction. There you have an option either to take a trail around Jenny Lake, or a boat across it, effectively…

  8. Shadow Mountain & Grand Teton National Park Pt. 1

    31 Jan 2021
    Teton range and the sagebrush plain We left Yellowstone longing for a sense of freedom. What we saw next did not disappoint. As we rolled into Grand Teton National Park, a perfect range of snow-covered peaks piercing the crystal blue sky appeared before us. Someone said describing them: “This is…

  9. Yellowstone National Park, Pt. 2 & Shoshone National Forest

    22 Jan 2021
    Panoramic view of Excelsior geyser in Yellowstone As you drive around Yellowstone, there is a good chance to see a great variety of wildlife directly from your window. Two Harlequin ducks in the middle of Yellowstone river rapids Elk resting by the tree Elk scaling thermal hills We were fortunate…

  10. Bighorn National Forest & Yellowstone National Park, Pt. 1

    21 Jan 2021
    Bighorn panorama with our camping site on the right In order to get to Yellowstone we had to drive through Central Wyoming and cross Bighorn Mountain range. We were looking for a place to camp for that night, and Bighorn National Forest was right on the way. So we set…

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