A full day today. Ryan and i had a great night in Custer State Park campground last night. We tore down camp and were on the road to the trailhead for our Harney Peak summit by 7:15. We met my cousin Dan, who lives in Rapid City. The hike was about four hours round trip.… Continue reading Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Black Hills and Badlands.
This morning I heard a weather notification on my phone that rain was coming. FYI taking a tent down in the rain stinks. It was 4:30 and I was trying to decide my plan of action. I didn’t want to wake Ryan and I didn’t want to get out of my warm sleeping bag. So… Continue reading Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and NOW Black Hills. September 8, 2018
Ryan woke me this morning at 5:30 because he wanted to drive to the section of Yellowstone you’re most likely to see wolves. No such luck. We did see between two and three hundred buffalo. We also stopped to see a petrified tree. Then it was on to Mammoth Hot Springs. We finally had breakfast… Continue reading Yellowstone and Grand Tetons September 7, 2018
Ryan and I got up this morning about 6:30 and were hiking by 7:15. It wasn’t long and we came across a campsite with llamas as pack animals. We proceeded on to Colonnade Falls and then hiked back to camp. We tore down camp and hiked back to the ranger station and our vehicle. We… Continue reading Grand Tetons and Yellowstone September 6, 2018
September 4, 2018 Ryan and I both got a very good nights sleep last night. It had been seven nights since we’d slept in a bed. That includes the nights at the hostel because all we had were wooden bunks. So even there we were on our sleeping pads in a bag. We ate the… Continue reading Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
We awoke early this morning. 5:30ish. After we broke down camp we drove south toward Yellowstone Lake. We ate breakfast at an elegant hotel right on the lake. I felt a little out of place in my cargo shorts, T-shirt and ball cap, but it was very good. Then we went a a boat tour… Continue reading Day 7 Grand Tetons and Yellowstone September 3, 2018
Ryan and I got up at 5:30 this morning and we were hiking by 6:30. Today’s hike back to the trailhead to our vehicle was was pretty easy and uneventful. It was 13 miles and we made it by 10:30am. Only four hours of hiking. Ryan was hard to keep up with today. We kept… Continue reading Day 6 Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. September 2, 2019