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Month: November 2017

Yellowstone National – Crowds and Geysers

Yellowstone National – Crowds and Geysers

The DisneyLand of National Parks.  We made it up to the Yellowstone area directly after leaving the Tetons.  We expected it to be crowded, after all we were hitting the notoriously busy park during the busiest of tourist seasons.  We counted ourselves in that group. We are not good with crowds though.  As much as we tried to mentally prepare ourselves for the inevitable sea of tourists, it still exceeded our expectations. So I’m going to try to focus this…

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Tyler is a die-hard, live for the winter season, chase the powder kind of guy.  He lives for the day he checks the snow reports and it’s dropping a couple feet up in the hills.  It’s almost a guarantee he will be leaving that night to get in a run, or waking up at 4 in the morning to squeeze a couple of runs in before the traffic on I-70 gets ridiculous.  He gave up on resorts long ago, and…

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Our First Rig

Our First Rig

Sometimes it feels as though we are constantly learning what NOT to do.  It can be endlessly frustrating.  No matter how much you research and prepare, it always seems that what works for some may just not work for us. Our first overlanding rig was absolutely no exception.  As this was our first rig, and it would be our first time transitioning from living in a home to living in far less luxurious accommodations, we decided on a hard-sided camper….

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Tolovana Hot Springs

Tolovana Hot Springs

While hiking in the Grand Tetons we met a couple who had lived in Alaska for a length of time.  They were working their way up to the state again that summer and were full of suggestions and recommendations after we told them that we, too, would be taking the long road North.  They mentioned Tolovana Hot Springs – a little known hot spring about 100 miles outside of Fairbanks.  A ten mile hike-in with rustic cabins and private pools…

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